KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said it arrested on Wednesday an East Java regent in connection to a bribery case.
KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah confirmed the arrest, adding that 15 people were apprehended for questioning. “We also apprehended several people there [in East Java] and in Jakarta.”
He added that the alleged bribery took place in the regency and continued in Jakarta. Investigators seized cash during the operation, which started at the noon.
Febri would not reveal the suspect’s identity, but indicated the case was related to one that had been previously handled by the antigraft body, but was then transferred to another law enforcement agency as ordered by a judge in a pretrial hearing.
A South Jakarta District Court judge granted in March a pretrial motion filed by Nganjuk Regent Taufiqurrahman, ordering the antigraft body to hand back the case to the Attorney General’s Office, which had started an investigation into the regent.
The KPK will hold a press conference on Thursday to disclose details of the case.
Editor: Wahyu Rahmawati