The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued subpoenas against the nine police officers involved in the shooting of four army intelligence officers in Jolo, Sulu on June.
Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento said that the police officers have 10 days to submit counter affidavits in response to the murder and planting of evidence charges filed against them by the National Bureau of Investigation.
On June 29, PSSgt. Almudzrin Hadjaruddin, Pat. Alkajal Mandangan, Pat. Rajiv Putalan, PSMSgt. Abdelzhimar Padjiri, PMSgt. Hanie U Baddiri, PSSgt. Iskandar Susulan, PSSgt. Ernisar Sappal, PCpl. Sulki Andaki, and Pat. Mohammad Nur Pasani shot to death four army intelligence operatives.
The victims Maj. Marvin Indammog, 39; Capt. Irwin Managuelod, 33; Sgt. Jaime Velasco, 38; and Cpl. Abdal Asula, 33, were tailing four terrorist bombers when the shooting incident happened.
The nine police officers have been relieved of their posts and have been transported to Camp Crame, the headquarters of the Philippine National Police, where they remain under restrictive custody.