Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) named 10 suspects in an alleged graft case involving railway construction projects in the islands of Java, Sumatra, and Sulawesi.

"The KPK concluded that there were allegations of corruption in giving and receiving gifts or promises related to railway construction and maintenance projects within the Directorate General of Railways of the Ministry of Transportation," KPK Deputy Chairman Johanis Tanak stated at a press conference here on Thursday.

The commission has named 10 suspects in the case, Tanak remarked.

Four of the suspects that are allegedly the bribers are PT IPA (Istana Putra Agung) Director Dion Renato Sugiarto (DIN), PT DF (Dwifarita Fajarkharisma) Director Muchamad Hikmat (MUH), PT KA Property Management ex-director Yoseph Ibrahim (YOS), and Vice President of PT KA Property Management Parjono (PAR).

Six other suspects who allegedly received the bribe are Director of Railway Infrastructure Harno Trimadi (HNO), Head of Central Java's Railway Technology Agency (BTP) Putu Sumarjaya, Central Java BTP official Bernard Hasibuan (BEN), South Sulawesi BPKA official Achmad Affandi (AFF), an official of Railway Infrastructure Care Fadliansyah (FAD), and official of West Java PPK BTP Syntho Pirjani Hutabarat (SYN).

The graft case allegedly involved several projects in railway construction and maintenance during the 2021-2022 period.

The projects are:
1. Construction of the Solo Balapan-Kadipiro-Kalioso double-track railway.
2. Railway construction in Makassar, South Sulawesi.
3. Four railway construction projects and two projects of railway supervision in Lampegan, Cianjur, West Java.
4. Improvement of Java-Sumatra railway level crossings.

The six suspects allegedly received a total of Rp14.5 billion, or some 5-10 percent of the project's value.

Tanak said, the suspects were remanded for 20 days from April 12 to May 1 at the KPK's detention unit for further investigation.

The suspects would be convicted under Law Number 31 of 1999 on corruption eradication as amended by Law Number 20 of 2001, juncto Article 55 of the Criminal Code.

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