Tue, 04 Sep 2001

Ari's dossiers submitted to prosecutor

JAKARTA (JP): Police submitted the dossiers on the detained grandchild of former president Soeharto, Ari Haryo Wibowo, or Ari Sigit as he is familiarly known, to the Jakarta Prosecutors' Office on Monday, an officer said.

Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Anton Bachrul Alam told reporters here on Monday that the dossiers were handed over without the suspect because the latter was still undergoing medical treatment at Kramat Jati Police Hospital in East Jakarta for breathing problems.

Anton said Ari was charged under Emergency Law No. 12/1951 on the possession of firearms and ammunition, which carries a maximum penalty of 20-years imprisonment.

"The dossiers will be looked into by the prosecutors and if the prosecutors think they are not complete, they will return them to us. But if not, they will immediately seek a trial," Anton said.

Ari has been in detention since Aug. 14., after police found 70 live bullets in his residence on Jl. Rasamala in the plush Menteng area of Central Jakarta following a search for Ari's fugitive uncle, Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra. (emf)