The Minister of the Interior Roman Mikulec (OĽANO) does not agree with the procedure of the staff of the Office of the Inspection Service (ÚIS) and the Regional Prosecutor’s Office (KP) in Bratislava in connection with mediated information on the detention of investigators and the temporary director of the office Petr Scholtz. TASR was informed about this by the spokeswoman of the Ministry of the Interior, Barbara Túrosová.
Minister of the Interior Roman Mikulec
The minister declared that although he did not have criminal jurisdiction to reverse the procedure, he would use his legal authority not to “discourage decent police officers and investigators from continuing to detect corruption and other crimes.”
“Within the limits of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic, the legality of criminal proceedings is guaranteed by the prosecutor’s office, a fact which even the Minister of the Interior cannot reverse if he perceives the Slovak Republic as a state governed by the rule of law. However, the events of the last days, and especially of today, themselves radically call this assumption into question. Therefore, I express my disagreement with the procedure applied by the employees of ÚIS and KP in Bratislava, “said the Minister.Read more The inspection detained NAKA investigators and its own temporary chief
Mikulec described it as unmistakable that the prosecutor’s office does not follow the same legal principles in all cases. He talks about more than obvious differences. “The same is true of the Office of the Inspection Service’s approach, which for years did not detect cases of senior officials who had reasonable suspicions of having committed a crime, and today many of them are being prosecuted and instead dealing with those who pointed to such practices, He concluded.
On Monday, the ÚIS investigator detained four NAKA members. Voči Jánovi Č. and Pavel Ď. from the criminal case so-called influencing the veracity of witness statements also raised charges. They also detained their temporarily appointed boss Scholtz. They were supposed to do so on the instructions of the prosecutor of the KP in Bratislava, Juraj Chyl, who also supervises the accusations of the outgoing police president Petr Kovařík.
Source: Pravda.sk – Správy by spravy.pravda.sk.
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