Policemen arrested after being questioned about Potocari

The Higher Court in Belgrade on Monday afternoon ordered two members of the Serbian Interior Ministry (MUP) - V.T. and M.D. - held in custody for up to 30 days.

Source: Beta, Tanjug
A file photo of Vucic under attack in Potocari (Tanjug)
A file photo of Vucic under attack in Potocari (Tanjug)

The pair are suspected of betraying official secrets in connection with their activities during Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's visit to the Srebrenica memorial in Potorcari in July 2015, when he came under attack.

A judge decided to jail the suspects due to "the specific circumstances" indicating they would interfere with the legal proceedings by influencing the witnesses, spokeswoman Bojana Stankovic told Tanjug.

The suspects were previously questioned at the Higher Public Prosecution, which will conduct the investigation against them.

The media in the region reported that V.T. and M.D, previously worked in the Criminal Police Administration's Department for Observation and Documentation.

The police trade union said late on Monday that it was unclear what kind of official secrets the two are suspected of betraying. According to media reports, V.T. was sacked several months ago after disciplinary proceedings, while M.D. still works in the Police Administration (PU) in the town of Pancevo.

On October 11, V.T. and M.D. told Al Jazeera Balkans that they were on July 11, 2015 sent to "a secret assignment in Potocari, on their commander's oral orders, and without their IDs or weapons."


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