Police probe general who allegedly issued travel letter for graft fugitive Djoko Tjandra

first_imgHe said that person was currently under investigation by the police’s internal affairs division (Propam).”The head of the bureau made the travel letter on his own initiative,” Argo said as quoted by kompas.com on Wednesday. “If the investigation proved his involvement, he would be dismissed from his position.”Read also: House mulls creating special committee to probe failure to detect fugitive Djoko Tjandra’s returnDjoko, a convict in a high-profile Bank Bali corruption case, has remained at large for more than a decade ever since he fled to Papua New Guinea following his conviction in June 2009. He reportedly returned to Indonesia without being detected by the Immigration Office and filed a review of his case in early June.He reportedly obtained an e-ID card from the South Grogol subdistrict in Jakarta on June 8 and a passport on June 27. However, his whereabouts now remain unknown to the authorities.Bareskrim chief Insp. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo said earlier on Wednesday that he had ordered the Propam to investigate the matter upon learning about the allegations, adding that he would take stern measures against the person involved in the case.House of Representatives deputy speaker Sufmi Dasco Ahmad also called on the police to check the validity of the letter. “We must confirm whether the letter was true, which institution and who is responsible for the issuance of the letter,” the Gerindra Party politician told The Jakarta Post.Topics : The National Police have launched an investigation into a police general at the Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) who reportedly issued a letter for fugitive and graft convict Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra that allowed him to travel within the country. The case first came to light after watchdog Indonesia Police Watch (IPW) reported that the head of the Civil Servant Investigator Supervisory and Coordination Bureau at Bareskrim, Brig. Gen. Prasetyo Utomo, had signed a travel letter on June 18, allowing Djoko to fly from Jakarta to Pontianak in West Kalimantan on June 19 and return on June 22 in his capacity as a consultant.National Police spokesperson Insp. Gen. Argo Yuwono admitted on Wednesday that the travel letter was issued by a police general and head of a bureau within the force, although he stopped short of mentioning the person’s name.last_img read more

Sagna sidelined with injury

first_img Press Association “You expect when you play so many games with that much intensity that you will lose one or two players. “We have so many games that I always knew I’d have to make changes. Full-back is a demanding position.” Lukas Podolski is expected to return to training this week having recovered from his own hamstring injury with the trip to Manchester City on December 14 the earliest possible date for the German forward’s return. “Lukas Podolski should be back in normal training after the Hull game,” Wenger said. “He will then be available but he lacks match fitness. It will take at least a week with normal training to consider him fit for the squad.” Wenger denied reports that he has agreed a six-month loan deal for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata and that a £6million bid for Brazilian marksman Alexandre Pato has been rejected by Corinthians. Sagna is expected to be out for one match with Carl Jenkinson set to replace the French full-back as the Gunners seek to increase their lead at the top of the table. “I believe we will lose Sagna who has a slight hamstring problem and he should be out for tomorrow’s game,” manager Arsene Wenger said. center_img Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna will miss Wednesday night’s Barclays Premier League clash with Hull at the Emirates Stadium with a hamstring injury.last_img read more

Confidence high as Double Trouble gets cracking

first_img(By Stephan Sookram in Jamaica, compliments of Fly Jamaica, GT Motorsports, Nexus Machinery and Bell Communications)THE Jamaicans will have their hands full with Guyanese competition this weekend during the Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) Double Trouble battle.Set for the Palisadoes karting track in Kingston, the two-day event will feature six Guyanese competing across three classes.After yesterday’s official practice, they are all upbeat about their chances in their respective classes.In the Rotax senior class, Guyana will be represented by Matthew Phang while in the junior division, the attack will be three-fold among Rayden Persaud, Mikhail Persaud and Elan Rahaman.Mikhail Persaud rounds the Penultimate corner of the Palisadoes race track.Up to late yesterday, the Guyanese were still working to bring their times down to the average track times as they get ready for today’s qualifying which begins at 10:00hrs.According to track officials, the senior class karters are near the 57-second timings with Phang already down to low 58s while the juniors average just around the same.Rayden was pushing times of 58.5 for his junior class which carries just about the same time bracket with Mikhail posting low 59s and Elan in the same region.In the Macro class, Jeremy Ten Pow was able to post a 59.2-second time with the average time being around the 58-second bracket.Justin Ten Pow, who is in the Mini Max class was posting 1:05 second time in a group where the average time is around 1:03.Speaking to Chronicle Sport, JKA president David Summerbell contended that the process for the exchange programme begun just over a month ago.“Since we were down in Guyana about a month back, we started discussions about having a few Guyanese here for our karting event. It is fabulous that it all worked out this way and we have some of the best youngsters here this weekend.”“I have to say a big shout out to the sponsors, of course Total Lubricants, Fly Jamaica and there are so many more that have come on board for this event.”Today’s qualification begins at 10:00hrs with racing set for just over an hour.last_img read more