REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, --- Former General Secretary of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), Munarman, was arrested by Densus 88 on Tuesday (April, 27). Munarman was seen being taken by the police in handcuffs from his home in South Tangerang.
Head of the Public Relations Division of the Indonesia National Police, Komjen Pol Argo Yuwono, confirmed the information related to the arrest of Munarman, Habib Rizieq Shihab's lawyer. Munarman was arrested on Tuesday (27/4) at 15.30 WIB by the National Police's Special Detachment 88 Anti-terror Team (Densus 88).
Densus 88 arrested Munarman at Modern Hill Housing, Cinangka, Pondok Cabe, South Tangerang.
Munarman is suspected of moving other people to commit criminal acts of terrorism, conspiring to commit criminal acts of terrorism, and withholding information about criminal acts of terrorism.
When asked whether Munarman's arrest was related to the baiat activities carried out in 2015 at the FPI Headquarters in Makassar, Argo confirmed.
Apart from the arrest of Munarman, the police also carried out raids on the former FPI office in Petamburan, Central Jakarta.
Head of Public Relations Division of the National Police, Kombes Ahmad Ramadhan, said that Munarman was taken to Polda Metro Jaya for questioning. Munarman's arrest was related to the allegation (oath) case at UIN Jakarta, allegiance in Makassar, and taking allegiance in Medan.
When he was arrested there was no resistance from Munarman but he was actually cooperative. Regarding the terrorist network, he said, the Densus 88 Antriteror was still investigating and deepening it.
The arrest of Munarman, said Ramadhan, was the result of the development of the previous arrests of suspected terrorists.
At the moment of his arrest, Munarman seemed to have refused. He said the arrests did not proceed according to legal procedure. However, the Densus continued to take him to a waiting car.