AWOL cop in Atimonan rubout surrenders
MANILA -- One of the three police officers charged in connection with the Atimonan, Quezon rubout incident who went AWOL (absent without official leave) has surrendered, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Tuesday.
PNP spokesperson Sr. Supt. Theodore Reuben Sindac said PO2 Nelson Indal surrendered to the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame.
The two other police officers who have also gone AWOL, Supt. Ramon Balauag and PO2 Al Bhazar Jailani, are still at large.
Manhunt operations against the two are still ongoing.
Indal, Balauag and Jailani are among the 13 cops charged with multiple murder in the Atimonan rubout incident last January which left 13 people dead.
The 10 other police officers facing multiple murder charges are: Supt. Hansel Marantan, C/Insp. Grant Gollod, S/Insp. John Paolo Carracedo, S/Insp. Timoteo Orig, SPO3 Joselito De Guzman, SPO1 Carlo Cataquiz, SPO1 Arturo Sarmiento, PO3 Eduardo Oronan, PO1 Wryan Sardea, and PO1 Rodel Talento aka Rodel Tolentino.
Indal as well as the 10 cops are now under restrictive custody at the PNP Custodial Center. -- Report from Doland Castro, ABS-CBN News