New Gendarmerie commander appointed

BELGRADE -- Milenko Božović, who until now served as deputy to the commander of the MUP Gendarmerie, has been appointed to head the unit.

Božović has been acting commander since the sacking of Bratislav Dikić last month.

Dikić was replaced at the request of Police Director Milorad Veljović.

"Božović will in the next year perform this duty at my proposal," Veljović told a news conference on Friday.

Dikić was sacked on July 17, after it emerged that a member of the unit was a suspect in a double murder case.