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Jakarta Post

KPK supercop breaks another major case

  • Yuliasri Perdani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 5 2013   /  09:33 am

Another one bites the dust: Luthfi Hasan Ishaaq dons a detainee jacket after his arrest last week. The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) chairman is just one of several high-profile suspects arrested by top Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan, a take-no-prisoners police officer assigned to the KPK. JP/Wendra AjistyatamaComr. Novel Baswedan, a police officer detailed to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), has struck again.

Novel first came into the spotlight following the raid he led on his fellow officers at the National Traffic Police Corps (Korlantas) last year. The raid ended in a standoff that had to be resolved by the commission’s leaders and National Police chief Timur Pradopo.

The graft buster made headlines again last week, when he led investigators on raids that netted four suspects in a bribery scandal centered on meat impor...