Sat, 04 Aug 2001

Blast victims moved to police hospital

JAKARTA (JP): Three victims of Wednesday's bombing at Atrium Plaza, Senen, Central Jakarta, who were earlier treated at the Army's Gatot Subroto Hospital, have been moved to Kramat Jati Police Hospital, East Jakarta, a police official said on Friday.

City police chief of detectives Sr. Comr. Adang Rochyana said that the move was made to speed up the police investigation of the case.

"The three are key witnesses in the bombing," Adang told reporters, adding that one of the witnesses might become a suspect on the case.

He said the three are Suryadi, a resident of Bengkulu province, Dodi of Kebagusan Kecil, South Jakarta and Drajat of Cipinang Asem, East Jakarta.

Police sources said the investigation might lead to the involvement of Dodi whose right leg was amputated because of the blast.

The blast, which rocked the six-story plaza on Wednesday, injured at least six people.

Meanwhile, the plaza resumed operations on Friday after being closed on Thursday due to a police forensic investigation.

A McDonald's employee on the first floor of the plaza said many visitors had come to the restaurant.(jun)