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KPK leaders to meet police top brass after Novel's explosive allegation

Jakarta Post - June 15, 2017

Jakarta Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and National Police leaders will hold a meeting next week to discuss the latter's investigation into the acid attack on ace KPK investigator Novel Baswedan.

"The meeting will be held on Monday or Tuesday either at the KPK or the National Police headquarters," KPK deputy chairman Laode Muhammad Syarif told reporters on Thursday.

The planned meeting came following an explosive allegation by Novel that a high-ranking police officer was involved in plotting the attack against him.

It has been more than two months after unidentified men threw acid in Novel's face, injuring his face and eyes, but the police have yet to name a single suspect in the case.

In an interview with TIME magazine, Novel claimed that he had received information that "a police general a high-level police official was involved" in the attack on him. Novel is currently undergoing treatment on his left eye in Singapore.

The KPK and the police were involved in a series of conflicts in the past, mostly triggered by the former's moves to charge high-ranking police officers with graft.

Laode, however, asserted that Novel's damning allegation would not affect relations between the two institutions as top officials from the two institutions had been intensively communicating, especially with regard to the police's investigation into Novel's case. (kuk/ary)

Source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/06/15/kpk-leaders-to-meet-police-top-brass-after-novels-explosive-allegation.html.

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