Antigraft investigators arrested a registrar and two lawyers at the South Jakarta District Court on Monday (21/08) for alleged bribery. (Investor Daily Photo/Emral)

Constitutional Court Judge Reportedly Nabbed by KPK in a Sting Operation


JANUARY 26, 2017

Jakarta. A Constitutional Court judge was reportedly among 10 people who were nabbed in a sting operation by the antigraft agency on Wednesday (25/01).

The detainees are currently investigated by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in South Jakarta.

The judge, identified by the initials P.A., and nine other people were arrested in Jakarta in relation to a judicial review request filed to the Constitutional Court. It is common knowledge that only one of the Constitutional Court judges has the initials P.A. — Patrialis Akbar.

KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo did not confirm the information that the judge was nabbed, but the news circulating among reporters suggest that the case revolves around a bribery in an ongoing judicial review process.

"From the information I have received on the KPK's sting operation in Jakarta, [it appears] some of the people who have been detained are related to a law enforcement institution," Agus said on Thursday.

For the record, on Wednesday, the Constitutional Court issued verdicts on 11 judicial reviews of laws including the Land Use Law, Election Law, Political Parties Law, Legislative Bodies Law, Aceh Special Administration Law and State Treasury Law.

More details will follow.