Ex-head of NAKA to Remain in Custody

Former NAKA head Peter H. (L) and former Police Corps president Tibor G., both to be prosecuted in custody (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, November 30 (TASR) – Former head of the National Criminal Agency (NAKA) Peter H. [name abbreviated due to legal reasons] will stay in custody, as the Supreme Court turned down his complaint at its closed-door session on Monday, TASR learnt from court spokesperson Alexandra Vazanova on the same day.

The Specialised Criminal Court took the ex-NAKA director into custody on November 8 due to concerns that he might attempt to influence witnesses or continue his criminal activities. The pre-trial judge decided to send Peter H. into custody without interrogation, as the defendant had a mental breakdown and wasn’t capable of being questioned.

The ex-NAKA head was detained together with ex-police corps president Tibor G. and both face charges of founding, masterminding and supporting a criminal group, corruption and misuse of a public official’s powers. The entire group supposedly featured 13 defendants, including Special Prosecutor Dusan K., and was alleged to be controlled by Nitra-based entrepreneur Norbert B., who is also in custody.