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AGO to appeal court ruling on Bibit-Chandra

20th April 2010 | 395 Views
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Attorney General`s Office (AGO) has confirmed that it will appeal the South Jakarta court`s ruling with regard to the AGO`s order to stop the investigation of the case of Bibit Samat Ryanto and Chandra M Hamzah.

The ruling followed a demand for a pretrial over the AGO`s order from Anggodo Widjojo, a suspect in a bribery case allegedly involving Bibit Samat Ryanto and Chandra M Hamzah, who are deputies of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

"I have ordered the high prosecutor`s office of South Jakarta (to file an appeal)," Deputy Attorney General for Special Crimes Marwan Effendy said here on Tuesday.

Anggodo Widjojo is the younger brother of Anggoro Widjojo, who is a suspect in a corruption case. The businessman is now still at large, believably in Singapore.
The South Jakarta court`s ruling automatically orders the reopening of the case of the KPK officials.

The AGO`s lawyer, Adhi Prabowo, in the pre-trial at the South Jakarta court said he had submitted the appeals to the South Jakarta court on Tuesday.

Judge Nugroho Setiaji who issued the court ruling on Anggodo Widjojo`s complaint over the AGO`s order said he was ready to be examined by the Judicial Commission in connection with his decision.

The South Jakarta court spokesman, Ida Bagus Dwiyantara, said the judge issued the ruling based on the legal corridor.

"I believe in the credibility of Nugroho," he said.(*)