Attorney General’s reply to arson case, prosecutor insists defendants were negligent


medialnews, JAKARTA – The South Jakarta District Court held a follow-up hearing into the fire at the main building of the Indonesian Attorney General’s Office in Jakarta on Monday (5/24/2021).

The hearing on the Replik agenda or the public prosecutor’s response (JPU) to the defendants’ pleas.

In the reply, the prosecutor remained in his position that the workers had been negligent and caused a fire in the building.

During the trial, the prosecutor stated that in the present case there was no doubt that the accused had been legally and convincingly proven guilty of having committed a crime within the meaning of Article 188 Jo Article 55 paragraph (1) 1 of the Criminal Code.

“It must be understood, prosecutions are carried out only in the interest of justice and legal certainty and respect the principles of general or special prevention so that the same incident does not happen again and becomes a lesson for all of us”, said the prosecutor. at the hearing, Monday (5/24/2021).

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As for the consideration, based on the information of experts named Nurcholis and Yulianto SN, it takes a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes between the coals of cigarettes and the flame.

Then the prosecutor also took the testimony of the expert witness from Puslabfor, that the cause of the fire was due to the ignition of objects, such as wood, paper, plastic, used carpets, papers. used painted and items containing diesel fuel and tin.

“That the act of the accused of not smoking carefully while working, mixed cigarette butts with work waste, which is combustible material and threw it in an inappropriate place. As a result, he set fire to the main building of the Indonesian Attorney General’s office, “he said.

On the same occasion, Made Putra Aditya Pradana as the defendant’s lawyer explained that her party believed that there was an OB named Hendri K who was the last person to clean up the leftover work, but the prosecutor said always insisted that the accused were the last. to clean up the remaining work.

Then, in the Prosecutor’s reply, he always insisted on the fact that it would take 29 minutes of cigarette butts to burn and hit the pieces of paper and work residues.



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