Jakarta: National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Pol. Dedi Prasetyo has confirmed the Special Detachment 88 Anti-Terror (Densus 88) recently arrested a supected terrorist in Bandung regency.
On Wednesday, Densus 88 raided a house in a residential area in Banjaran village. During the anti-terror operation, the police special squad seized five firearms and 200 bullets from the house.
"We aressted a suspected terrorist," the National Police spokesperson said here on Thursday.
The terror suspect reportedly has links with the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) terror group. He allegedly planned terror attacks against police officers.
"The case is not related to the upcoming elections," the National Police official added.
Indonesia will hold its first ever simultaneous general and presidential elections on April 17. Voters will elect the president, vice president as well as members of national and local legislative bodies on the same day.
This year, as many as 192 million people will be eligible to vote this year. In the meantime, around 800 thousand polling stations will be established on the election day.
The General Elections Commission (KPU) will hold the last presidential debate at Sultan Hotel in Senayan, Central Jakarta on April 13. The questions will cover the issues of economy, social welfare, finance, investment, trade and industry.
The election agency staged the fourth presidential debate at Shangri-La Hotel in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta on March 30. The presidential candidates discussed about the issues of state ideology, good governance, security affairs and international relations.
According to the Latest Roy Morgan Indonesian Presidential Poll, incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had the support of 56.5% of Indonesian electors in March. It was down 0.5% percent from February.
On the other hand, opposition leader Prabowo Subianto had the support of 43.5 percent of Indonesian voters last month. It was up 0.5 percent compared to the previous month.