Police arrest former managers of Kolubara mine

The police arrested early on Monday former Kolubara Mining Basin Director Nebojša Ćeran and the coal strip mine's former financial director, Ljubisa Mekić.

Source: Tanjug

Businessman Radoslav Savatijević and three more individuals have also been detained, Serbian Police Director Milorad Veljović told Tanjug.

They are former head of the Land Expropriation Service Saša Radanović, expert Željko Vuković and lawyer Zoran Živković, Veljović said.

The arrestees are suspected of fraud in the land expropriation proceedings.

Ćeran has been the acting director of the public transport company Beograd since the end of September 2012. Prior to the office, Ćeran headed Kolubara and in the period, the company suffered damages worth several million euros.

Savatijević is a former member of the Electric Power Industry of Serbia (ŠS) Administrative Board and he was arrested last year as well. The Prosecutor's Office for Organized Crime raised two indictments against him, one for the Kolubara affair and another for fraud in Roads of Serbia road maintenance company.

Having paid the bail, Savatijević was released from prison pending trial.

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