JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indramayu Regent Nina Agustina stated that the case pertaining to bad loans handed by Bank Perkreditan Rakyat Karya Remaja (BPR KR) happened before she took office, but promises to hold perpetrators accountable.
Nina was reportedly furious when she learned about the case and requested the District Prosecutor's Office in Bandung, West Java to thoroughly investigate the case.
The bank reportedly registered up to Rp 141 billion in bad loans. Hundreds of customers have demanded that the BPR KR return their savings and time deposits in protests.
"I ask the Bandung High Court to investigate the case thoroughly. Someone has to be held accountable. I don't want customers harmed because of their actions," said Nina, Tuesday, March 22, 2023.
"As a KPM (Proxy of Capital Owners) I accept (BPR) like a broken down car, it has to be repaired here and there in a completely damaged condition," said Nina.
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According to sources and the results of an initial investigation by the West Java District Prosecutor's Office, the Main Director of BPR KR Indramayu, S, and a debtor with the initials, DH, have been named suspects.
Both have been detained.
Allegations have since surfaced regarding the involvement of two Financial Services Authority (OJK) staffers from the Cirebon branch.
According to a report which was confirmed by the Operational Director of BPR KR Indramayu Bambang Supeno, each individual was granted loans worth Rp 3.3 billion without any collateral.
Indramayu Regent Nina Agustina corroborated Bambang's statement.
"It is true that there were allegedly two OJK officials involved," she said.
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