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.