Jakarta, CNN Indonesia — The National Police Headquarters stated that every officer will take firm action against anyone who violates the rules The Head of the Public Information Bureau (Karopenmas) of the National Police Brigadier General Rusdi Hartono said that this would be done indiscriminately even though it involved the General’s relatives (high-ranking officers).
“Officers will be firm in enforcing the rules in the Emergency PPKM in the field,” Rusdi told reporters when confirmed, Tuesday (6/7). Even so, he promised, the officer’s firmness will be carried out against parties who claim to be relatives of the general.
In this case, Rusdi commented on a video on social media showing a teenager claiming to be a relative of a two-star general. In the viral video footage, it can be seen that the teenager was caught in a mask raid in Ciputat, South Tangerang.
Refusing to take action, he defended himself and claimed to have relatives in the Traffic Corps (Korlantas) of the Police.
One of the recordings of the action was uploaded again by the Trantib Instagram account, Ciputat District @trantibciputatofficial. Seen, the teenager argued with several officers in front of a mini market. The young man in short pants and an army-patterned jacket was seen arguing with joint officers consisting of members of the TNI, Polri and Satpol PP.
Confirmed separately, the Head of Traffic Police of the National Police, Inspector General Istiono denied that the teenager was the brother of an official at the Korlantas. He also supports the work of officers in the field who take firm action against violators indiscriminately.
“There is nothing (brother of officials in Korlantas). Just admit it. Violating it must be dealt with,” said Istiono. For information, generals are the highest ranks in the TNI and Polri. The rank of high-ranking officer of the institution is marked with one to four stars perched on the shoulder.