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KPK arrests supreme court justice

Jakarta Globe - September 22, 2022

Muhammad Aulia, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, arrested a number of people including a Supreme Court justice during separate operations in Jakarta and the Central Java capital of Semarang on Thursday.

KPK Deputy Chairman Nurul Ghufron said the operations were a follow-up of a tip-off about alleged bribery and "illegal surcharges" in the Supreme Court handling of legal cases.

"The KPK has arrested a number of people and seized banknotes. We are having an active investigation in the meantime," Ghufron said in a text message.

But Ghufron declined to go into details, including the identities of the people arrested. Asked if a Supreme Court judge is among them, he replied: "True".

The commission has 24 hours to detain them and conclude whether they become corruption suspects during this preliminary investigation.

A spokesman for court watchdog the Judicial Commission said they are still seeking confirmation from the KPK if a justice has been arrested.

Source: https://jakartaglobe.id/news/kpk-arrests-supreme-court-justic