Tuesday, 18 June 2013 | 12:20
Cassilas returns to the field, after being a bench-warmer for
half a season.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 | 12:07
A lack of rehabilitation facilities has been considered to be
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AGO Will Consider Police Case Carefully
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The Attorney General's Office (AGO) says they cannot stop dossiers submitted by the Police Headquarters investigators for prosecution on the grounds of public interest. This opinion was expressed by several legal observers related to the driving wheel simulator case implicating the Traffic Unit of the Police Headquarters which is on the way to the AGO. The Anti-graft Commission is also investigating the case.
The AGO Center for Legal Information, M. Adi Toegarisman finds the opinion unclear. "We work according to the rules in the Code of Criminal Procedure (KUHAP). Article 110 junto 138 of the KUHAP makes no mention of that," Adi told Tempo at AGO office on September 19.
Expert on the law on corruption crime from Padjadjaran University, Romli Atmasasmita, argued that AGO could stop the prosecution dossier. On grounds of public interest, according to him, AGO can stop the case so that the Commission could continue to investigate their three suspects. "It can be stopped on the grounds of public interest. But if it were me, anyway, Iíd forge ahead. Historically, KPK has never lost to the Police and the AGO, "he said.
In the KUHAP, Adi says, the duty of the AGO as public prosecutor is to receive notice of the commencement of an enquiry (SPDP) and the case files from the police enquirers. In response to the SPDP, the AGO will appoint prosecutors to work together and follow the process of enquiry.
Upon receipt of the case file, the AGO is obligated to investigate and prosecute the case. In the KUHAP, the prosecutor has a maximum of 14 days to examine the case file. If the formality and material are considered incomplete, the prosecutor will return the file for complete. "So, we canít not take action on the case file just like that," said Adi.