and the National Police agree that the status of Budi's
case is that of a preliminary investigation after a pretrial decision annulled Budi's
suspect status," said Badrodin, who is known as a close associate of Budi
"Whether the case progresses into a primary investigation depends on the gathered evidence.
But even if the case progresses, there is also the possibility of stopping it."
Attacks on the KPK intensified after it named Budi, who was earlier nominated as National Police chief and in a confidant of Jokowi's patron and chairwoman of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Megawati Soekarnoputri, a graft suspect.
The KPK alleges that Budi accepted bribes from fellow officers in their attempts to attain promotions when he was assigned as the National Police's chief for promotion and career development.
chairman Taufiequrachman Ruki said the AGO had received Budi's dossiers from the KPK to be examined based on the agency's recommendation that it would be "effective" should the AGO agree to pass the case to the National Police
on the grounds that they had investigated Budi's case in 2012.
"We have admitted defeat, but it does not mean that we will also give up on other cases as we are also investigating 36 other cases," said Ruki, a retired police general.
"We don't want this one case [Budi's] to disrupt other cases.
We will also have to face many pretrial hearings in near future."
made the announcement after holding a closed-door meeting with Attorney General M. Prasetyo, Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna H. Laoly, Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno and Badrodin at KPK headquarters on Monday.
Acting KPK commissioner Johan Budi said he believed that by surrendering the case to the AGO, the KPK could prevent the police from summoning the agency's investigators and directors in a number of criminal probes.
"Such conditions create an uncomfortable atmosphere at the KPK