KPK Confident to Arrest Two Judges for Bribery

Thursday, 12 January 2017 , 16:00:00 WIB - Law

Lawyer Raoul Adhitya Wiranatakusumah (left) is seen preparing himself to attend a trial of bribery in Central Jakarta State Court that dragged court clerk Muhammad Santoso at the Anti-Corruption Court, Jakarta, Monday (9/1). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – The anti-graft commission (KPK) public prosecutors don’t want to repeat their mistake in convincing the panel of judges about the involvement of other parties in Central Jakarta State Court bribery case. Besides dragging court clerk Santoso, the case is allegedly involving two judges, Judge Casmaya and Partahi Tulus Hutapea.

Previously, KPK prosecutors made a mistake when they read the indictment to the Central Jakarta State Court clerk Rohadi. The public prosecutors charged Rohadi with bribery because he’s suspected of bribing Chief Judge Ifa Sudewi who led the trial of Saipul Jamil’s sexual abuse case. However, the prosecutors changed their decision, and they were unsure with the issued indictments.

Then, they charged Rohady for allegedly receiving a bribe to manipulate the panel of judges composition and verdicts. After that, Ifa Sudewi got free because the allegation that dragged him was not proven in the trial. Despite this, one of Saipul’s lawyers, Berthanatalia Rukuk Kariman, claimed she met Ifa to discuss the verdict for Saipul.

When tried to confirm about the issue to KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah, he refused to give much comment about the difference between Rohadi’s case and Santoso’s. In both of the cases, the public prosecutors had a different confidence about the involvement of judges who handles the cases.

However, Febri believes that the prosecutors could prove that Santoso and the two judges are involved according to Article 55 of the Criminal Code (KUHP).

Although Judge Casmaya and Partahi haven’t received the bribe, KPK will keep arresting them for what they’ve done because KPK has proven that court clerk Santoso was the middlemen of the briber and the two judges.