Jakarta. Antigraft investigators on Thursday (09/11) officially detained Anang Sudihardjo, a businessman implicated in the high-profile e-KTP corruption case.
Anang is the president director of Quadra Solution, which formed part of a consortium that won the contract for the procurement of national electronic identity cards, or e-KTP.
The move comes more than a month after the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) named him as a suspect in the case.
Anang, who was questioned on several previous occasions, emerged from the KPK headquarters in South Jakarta on Thursday, donning the infamous orange detainee vest following several hours of questioning.
He was tight-lipped when asked for comment, before being escorted to the Jakarta Military Police's detention center in nearby Manggarai.
"He will be detained for an initial period of 20 days," KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah later told reporters.
Massive graft in the Rp 5.9 trillion ($436 million) project resulted in Rp 2.3 trillion in state losses. Another businessman, Andi Agustinus, was named a suspect in the case in March and he is currently on trial.
Former Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi was also questioned this week, while to former ministry officials, Irman and Sugiharto, were jailed earlier this year for their roles in the case.
House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto was named a suspect in the case for second time recently. The KPK has requested a six-month extension of his travel ban to prevent him from leaving the country.