The state losses are estimated to reach Rp1.4 trillion.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The East Jakarta Public Prosecutor's Office named two former officials of the National Land Agency (BPN) Office in Jakarta as suspects in an alleged graft case that caused Rp1.4 trillion in losses to the state.

"The state losses are estimated to reach Rp1.4 trillion," Head of the East Jakarta Public Prosecutor's Office Yudi Kristiana noted in a written statement released on Tuesday.

The two suspects, identified by their initials as JY and AH, were allegedly involved in a graft case by cancelling 38 right-to-build (HGB) certificates and issuing a land ownership certificate, dated December 20, 2019, in Kampung Baru, West Cakung Sub-district, East Jakarta.

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The public prosecutor's office probed the case after its chief had issued an investigation order, dated November 12, 2020. "From the probe, (investigators) found a corruption crime," he stated.

Chief of the Law Information Section of the Jakarta Public Prosecutor's Office Nirwan Nawawi confirmed that the investigators had unearthed preliminary evidence to name the former BPN officials as suspects in the case.

The suspects are believed to have cancelled the certificate, under the name of PT SV, and issued a new certificate for the ownership of land covering 77,852 square meters under the name of some individual, with the initials as AH.

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