Thu, 05 Oct 2000

Fire destroys subdistrict office

TANGERANG (JP): Tangerang police detectives are still investigating the source of the fire that razed the Babakan subdistrict head's office on Jl. Jend. Sudirman, early Wednesday morning.

"The wild fire destroyed vital documents stored in the office, including tons of rice which were to be sold in the village market," Tangerang subdistrict public relations official, Said Endrawiyanto, said.

Separately, local residents noted that the fire could have been intentional, related to the recent dismissal of Arsyad Sarimai as Babakan subdistrict head.

"Since his dismissal, the new subdistrict head, Moch. Ali, has not assumed his position. Arsyad has been transferred to a security office. Ali was formerly Buaran Indah subdistrict head," a resident who requested anonymity said. (41/ylt)