Former Depok mayor questioned, not detained, over graft
The Jakarta Post
Investigators of the Depok Police anticorruption division questioned graft suspect Nur Mahmudi Ismail for 13 hours on Thursday evening before deciding not to detain the former Depok mayor.
Nur Mahmudi’s attorney IIm Abdul Halim said he previously asked that the police not detain his client, to which the police agreed.
“The reason is that my client has been cooperative in the investigation,” he said on Thursday as reported by tempo.co.
Nur Mahmudi and former city secretary Harry Prihanto were named suspects in a Rp 10 billion (US$ 672,675) graft case related to a road-widening project on Jl. Nangka, a popular alternative route for motorists who travel from Jl. Raya Bogor to the Jagorawi toll road.
The former mayor's visit to the Depok Police came after a second summons. He did not respond to any questions from the press after the questioning concluded.
Nur Mahmudi, the former chairman of the Islamic-based Justice Party, which is now known as the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), served as Depok mayor for two terms between 2006 and 2016.
Depok Police chief Sr. Comr. Didi Sugiarto said land acquisition on Jl. Nangka should had been covered by the Green Lake View Apartment developer, according to a permit issued by Nur Mahmudi in 2012.
The Depok administration allegedly allocated Rp 10.7 billion in 2013 for the land acquisition. (ami)
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