Air Force Involved in Probe into Shooting Case

Indonesia's Air Force unit - Suplied
Indonesia’s Air Force unit – Suplied

Jayapura, Jubi – Air Force officers joined an investigation into the alleged shooting of police officers by members of the Air Force Special Forces (Paskhas) at Sentani Airport, Jayapura regency.

Air Base Commander Colonel Purwoko to reporters after attending a ceremony of the 70th anniversary of the military at Makodam on this week that the investigation team had arrived from Jakarta.
“I have not had time to see them for attending this ceremony,” he said.

He if his personnel made a mistake then it must be processed in accordance with the applicable laws of the military.

He continued up to now he did not know how many members who did the shooting and is still deepening in the case. “ I don’t know yet. It will be proven and a special team is deepening this case,” he said.

Previously, chief of Papua Police, Inspector General (Pol) Paulus Waterpauw said there was no intention of this case. “It was a rapid series of events where our members and Paskhas were in the field together to overcome the attack of the community,” said Waterpauw.

He said the two victims are now undergoing treatment at Bhayangkara hospital in Kotaraja, Jayapura city. They are in stable condition. “Both members of the police and members of Paskhas were there when they received a complaint from the securitity and it was in the night. I think it is appropriate regulations or SOPs. It means the community need to not entry into the airport area, “he said.

In addition, he said there were groups of people who vandalized are now detained at Jayapura police station for further question.
“It will be seen in the effort of gathering information. So there is no intention or any other purpose. We’re coordinating to the level leadership to immediately work together, “he said. (Roy Ratumakin/Tina)