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(ANTARA) KPK will continue to probe the controversial case involving BG


Acting chief of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Taufiqurrachman Ruki, has confirmed that the anti-graft body will continue to probe the controversial case involving Commissioner General Budi Gunawan.

"We will certainly study it in detail first and go over what the judge ruled. There is a mechanism that needs to be followed when a case is being handed and taken over. It is impossible for it to be closed," he said here on Friday evening.

President Joko Widodo named three acting commissioners---former KPK chief Taufiqurrachman Ruki, professor of criminal law Seno Adji, and former KPK spokesman Johan Budi---in an effort to defuse the tension in the relations between the KPK and the police.

The three acting commissioners filled the posts left vacant by Abrahamam Samad and Bambang Widjojanto, who were temporarily dismissed by the president after they were named as suspects over alleged criminal cases by the police, and by former KPK deputy commissioner Busryo Muqoddas, who ended his term of office recently.

President Joko Widodo had cancelled the inauguration of Commissioner General Budi Gunawan as the national police chief and named interim police chief Commissioner General Badrodin Haiti as the new candidate for the position.

Ruki affirmed that he will ask for a copy of the pretrial suits verdict on Budi Gunawans petition immediately to study it.

When questioned about the possibility of the case being transferred to the Attorney Generals Office, he noted that it could not be ruled out. "It is likely, as long as it is still within legal permits," he explained.

Budi Gunawan was named as a suspect by the anti-corruption agency over his alleged involvement in suspicious transactions, just a day before his candidacy was scheduled to be scrutinized by the parliament.

Even though he was named as a suspect, the parliament approved his candidacy.

Later, the police named Bambang Widjojanto as a suspect for allegedly ordering a witness to give a false testimony in a court to win for his client. This was with regard to a regional election dispute in 2010 when he was still a lawyer.

The police also named Abraham Samad as a suspect for allegedly being involved in a residence administrative document forgery case of one Feriyani Lim, which took place several years ago.

Gunawan later filed a pretrial lawsuit to revoke his status.

The sole judge handling the case, Sarpin Rizaldi fulfilled his petition, stating in his verdict that the process followed by the KPK to name Gunawan as a suspect was illegitimate.