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JAKARTA (Reuters) - Two senior Indonesian law enforcement officials will resign, police and government officials said on Thursday, following a public outcry over a suspected plot to undermine the country's anti-corruption agency.
Susno Duadji, the national police's chief of detectives, and Abdul Hakim Ritonga, the deputy attorney general, were among the various law enforcement agency officials allegedly involved in a plot to frame two officials at the Corruption Eradication Agency, or KPK. The two men could not be reached for comment.
Transparency International has previously named the police and judiciary as among Indonesia's most corrupt institutions and the prospect of a clean-up of these agencies would be positive for reform.
National police chief Bambang Hendarso Danuri, when asked by reporters whether Duadji would resign over the case, said "he will definitely resign, but we are following procedures."
Attorney general Hendarman Supandji, when asked about Ritonga's status, said, "yesterday he has stated his resignation. The written statement will be submitted to me today." (Reporting by Muklis Ali; Writing by Olivia Rondonuwu; Editing by Sara Webb)

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