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Police general asked Rp5 billion from Gayus : Susno

Kamis, 8 April 2010 22:56 WIB | 456 Views
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Former Police chief detective Comr. Gen. Susno Duadji said there was a police general who had asked Rp5 billion from Gayus Tambunan, telling him that the money would be given to Susno.

"I got this information from my men inside the institution but the funds never reached me," Susno told the House Commission III for legal affairs at a hearing here on Thursday.

He said that he had earlier heard rumors mentioning himself as one of the recipients of the funds. "The rumors are not true. Until now, I never received those funds," he added.

Susno said that he got information from insiders based on the explanations of a witness who was investigated that there was a general who had asked for Rp2 billion, more than the agreed Rp1.5 billion.

The general, Susno said, also asked Rp5 billion for Susno but the money was never delivered.

"So the general who asked Rp5 billion for Susno could have received Rp7 billion. This is based on the explanation of a witness," Susno said.

The witness who is also a former deputy head of the Financial Transaction Analysis and Report Center (PPATK) also mentioned that the disbursement of the funds was carried out during the transitional period during the replacement of the head of the Police Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) on November 26, 2009.

He said that the disbursement of the funds also violated the principles of prudence and procedures.

Susno said as an investigation director, he should have coordinated first with the outgoing director and held a case expose to know whether the step to be taken is correct or not before the disbursement was carried out.

The case expose should be attended by representatives from various divisions of the National Police, such the legal division, the general supervision division, the PPATK, Bank Indonesia and other related parties.

"But this case was ignored," Susno said.(*)