The criminal complaints against dismissed Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Alan Purisima and Former PNP Special Action Force (SAF) Commander Getulio Napeñas have landed on the sala of the Sandiganbayan’s Fourth Division.
The justices in this division are Reynaldo Cruz, Alex Quiroz and Geraldine Faith Ong.
The assignment comes, following a raffle of cases in the anti-graft court on Friday morning.
Charges of graft and usurpation of powers were earlier filed by the Ombudsman against Purisima and Napeñas.
This is in connection with the botched anti-terror operation on January 25, 2015 in Mamasapano, Maguindanao that resulted in the slaughter of 44 SAF troopers.
The Ombudsman had described the massacre as “the biggest loss of a government elite force in history.”