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DOJ’s ruling on killing of Glenn Chong’s aide out soon

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) is set to rule on the criminal complaint against 23 policemen over the murder of the aide of former Biliran Representative Glenn Chong.

DOJ prosecutors has submitted the case for resolution after having ended on Tuesday (June 25) the conduct of the preliminary probe over the complaint filed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

The case concerns the Philippine National Police (PNP) operation last December in Cainta, Rizal which resulted in the killing Chong’s aide Richard Santillan and his female companion Gessamyn Cassing.

“The concerted acts of the above police officers, before, during and after the death of (Santillan and Casing), indubitably show causal relation, thus pointing to a joint purpose, a unity of action and a community of interest – to kill Santillan and Casing,” read the complaint filed by the NBI.

Named as respondents in the complaint are Calabarzon regional director Brig. Gen Edward Caranza and 22 other policemen.

In the complaint, Carranza has been accused along with three others of committing obstruction of justice.

While, Capt. John Russel Barnacha, Lt. Sandro Ortega and 14 others were accused of two counts of murder and one count of planting of evidence.

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