Bareskrim Hands Over Documents Of Blasphemy Cases Of Panji Gumilang Today
Panji Gumilang/DOK PHOTO: Rizky Adytia-VOI

The Directorate of General Crimes at Bareskrim Polri has again transferred the case file for the alleged blasphemy case with the suspect Panji Gumilang to the Attorney General's Office (AGO), today.

The delegation was carried out after investigators completed the formal and material elements on the case file that the research prosecutor had returned on August 29.

"Today, investigators from the Dirtipidum Bareskrim have sent back the case file to the prosecutor after completing the P19 according to the prosecutor's instructions," said Karo Penmas, Police Public Relations Division, Brigadier General Ahmad Ramadhan, Wednesday, September 20.

The delegation of this case file is also one proof that investigators are still processing the case even though there are parties who decide to withdraw their report.

Ramadhan said there were two reporters who finally withdrew their report. They have the initials KS and MIT.

"This case (alleged blasphemy against Panji Gumilang) is still being processed," he said.

The reason the case is still being processed is because it is not a complaint offense. This case is said to have an ordinary offense or not a complaint. Thus, it can be processed directly by investigators without the consent of the victim or the party who is harmed.

"It is to be understood that this case is not a complaint offense and this case is not a case category that can be resolved by restorative justice," said Ramadhan.

Director of General Crimes at Bareskrim Polri Brigadier General Djuhandhani Rahardjo Puro previously said that his party would examine five witnesses and one expert in the process of completing the case file for the Panji Gumilang blasphemy case.

"There are several material things that we immediately fulfill, namely there are about 5 additional witnesses or something for further investigation. Then there is an additional request for one expert," said Djuhandhani.

However, the identities of the five witnesses were not explained in detail. It was only conveyed that they came from the Al Zaytun Islamic Boarding School and representatives of the community.

In addition, investigators will also again examine Panji Gumilang. This is because from the research prosecutor's instructions, there are several statements from the head of the Al Zaytun Islamic Boarding School that must be contained in the case file.

"Then for our PG brothers, we just need additional questions. Maybe what the prosecutor asked for," said Djuhandhani.

In this case, Panji Gumilang is suspected of having multiple articles. First, Article 14 Paragraph 1 of Law Number 1 of 1946 concerning Criminal Law Regulations which carries a penalty of 10 years in prison.

Then, Article 45A paragraph 2 in conjunction with Article 28 paragraph 2 of Law Number 19 of 2016 concerning ITE with a threat of 6 years in prison.

Finally, Panji Gumilang was also charged with Article 156A of the Criminal Code. In this article, the penalty is 5 years in prison.

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