Five KPK investigators resign, return to National Police
Five National Police detectives seconded to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) as investigators have left the commission and returned to the police for reassignment.
“[Resignation] letters are now in the hands of the chairmen. They will hold a meeting to talk about this,” KPK spokesman Johan Budi told reporters on Thursday.
According to Johan, the departures were voluntary. “There was no pressure from anyone. They [the detectives] just wanted to develop their professional career in the National Police.”
The departures follow the latest showdown between the KPK and the National Police.
Last month, the National Police ordered 20 officers detailed to the KPK as investigators to return after the commission launched a graft investigation at the Traffic Corps, naming an active-duty police general as a suspect in the case.
Johan said each investigator handled up to five cases and the officers’ departure would slow the KPK’s ongoing investigations. (lfr)