SaS: Resignation of Krajmer Important Yet Insufficient Move

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SaS head Richard Sulik (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, March 30 (TASR) – The resignation of Robert Krajmer from the post of National Criminal Agency’s (NAKA) National Anti-corruption Unit director is an important move yet still insufficient for purging the Police Corps of political interference, thinks opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party.

According to SaS vice-chair Lubomir Galko, Krajmer is not tendering resignation because of the pressure exerted against his family and the anti-corruption unit as he claims, but rather because he lost public confidence. “And he realised that his days on the job are numbered,” said Galko.

SaS leader Richard Sulik added that the fashion in which “new Interior Minister Tomas Drucker is hard-pressed to dismiss undesirable people from their posts only serves as evidence of his lack of latitude in making decisions”.

SaS also expects other police officers to step down, particularly Tibor Gaspar, Peter Hrasko and Milan Lucansky, as the party believes that the police under their leadership has “transformed into a repressive organisation beholden to Smer-SD, which betrays its mission to serve and protect, and undermines people’s trust in the rule of law”. The liberals also call for investigation into the entrepreneurial activities of Krajmer’s wife and her affiliation to individuals of shady reputation.

On Thursday (March 29), Krajmer stated that he decided to leave “after careful consideration and due to inappropriate pressure on his family and the work of the anti-corruption unit that he views as unjustified and politicising”.

Krajmer made newspaper headlines when it was revealed that he appeared at the crime scene of the double murder of Kuciak and Kusnirova. According to the Opposition, there was no reason for him to be there. Kuciak in his articles had mentioned Krajmer and his links to various influential businessmen and politicians.