A Dutch tourist was questioned by Bali police on Tuesday after his passport was found inside a bag containing a low-explosive device in the popular tourist district of Ubud.
Mark Aart underwent questioning at Ubud Police precinct shortly after the authorities managed to safely detonate a low-explosive bomb found in a bag that was left unattended in front of a food stall in Kedewatan subdistrict.
Inside the bag, the police also found Aart’s passport.
Ubud police chief I. Nyoman Wirajaya however, ruled out the possibility that Aart was involved in the incident as the man had earlier reported that he lost his bag when he had breakfast in an Ubud restaurant.
Police have suspected that the perpetrator had intentionally stolen a foreigner’s bag to mislead law enforcers.
“Aart was only questioned as he was the bag’s owner. He had earlier reported that he lost the same bag,” Wirajaya said.
The police let Aart take his passport upon completing the questioning. – The Jakarta Post