Jakarta, October 24 After a two-month investigation, the Indonesian National Police announced on the 23rd the cause of the fire in the Supreme Procuratorate building, which has attracted the attention of the country.
The Jakarta Post website reported on the morning of the 24th that Ago Yuwolo, a spokesman for the Indonesian National Police, said that after investigation, no traces of arson were found and the fire was caused by “human negligence.” At present, the Indonesian police have listed eight people involved in the fire as suspects.
Police officer Ferdy Sambo of the Criminal Investigation Bureau of the Indonesian National Police said that five of the eight suspects were construction workers. They were doing renovation work in the office area of the Personnel Bureau on the 6th floor of the building when the fire broke out. “It was workers who smoked at the construction site that caused the fire,” Ferdi said that glue, thinner and other flammable materials were placed on the site.
The foreman of the construction team was also listed as a suspect. The other two suspects were the president of a material supply company and an employee of the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office, because they were involved in the use of a cleaning agent that accelerates the spread of the fire in the fire building. According to Ferdi, the reason for the rapid spread of the fire in the building was the use of a floor cleaner, which contained substances that would accelerate the spread of the fire. Investigators found that the cleaner had not obtained a sales permit.
Ferdi claimed that “all the offices of the building were burned down due to the negligence of the above-mentioned criminal suspect”. His behavior has violated the criminal law and may be sentenced to up to 5 years in prison.
At about 19:10 on August 22, a fire broke out in the office building of the Indonesian Supreme Prosecutor’s Office in South Jakarta. The fire authorities dispatched 56 fire trucks and 300 firefighters. The fire broke out at about 6:30 the next morning. put out. The fire almost destroyed the entire office building, but caused no casualties.
After the fire broke out, there were rumors on Indonesian social media that this was a deliberate arson case, and its purpose was to destroy evidence in a recent corruption case that has attracted much attention from Indonesian society.
Subsequently, the Indonesian government established a joint investigation team composed of the Criminal Investigation Bureau of the National Police Headquarters and the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the cause of the fire.