The National Police have called on the public to remain patient as they work to resolve their investigation of the April 11 acid attack on Novel Baswedan, a Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, senior investigator.(Antara Photo/Aprillio Akbar)

Police Deny Being Caught in Dead-End Over Acid Attack


APRIL 25, 2017

Jakarta. The police have denied their investigation into an acid attack on Novel Baswedan, a senior investigator for the Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, has been caught in a dead-end.

"We're investigating all leads. We want the facts, not assumptions," National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar said in Jakarta on Tuesday (25/04).

Boy denied the investigation has encountered a dead-end.

"Each investigation moves at its own pace. We can obtain the facts quickly or slowly, depending on our sources," Boy said.

Novel suffered serious burns to his face after unknown men threw acid on him near his home in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, on April 11.

So far, investigators have questioned 19 witnesses in the case.