Labour inspector suspected of bribery placed in custody

BELGRADE - The Special Court of Belgrade placed on Friday head of the Labour Ministry Labour Inspection Dragoljub Peruaca in 30-day custody on suspicion of taking a EUR 15,000 bribe.

Peruaca was placed in custody at prosecution's request out of fear that he might influence witnesses during the investigation or repeat the crime, court spokesperson Dusica Ristic told Tanjug.

Peruaca was questioned by the prosecutor on Thursday, along with two witnesses who are important for the investigation, Prosecutor for Organized Crime Miljko Radisavljevic told Tanjug.

Peruaca is being investigated for taking a bribe from the privately owned company Man Power, from which he demanded EUR 30,000, but got EUR 15,000 for documents that he was obligated to issue as a government official.

Peruaca used to be an operative of the Anti-Organized Crime Agency, where he was the head of the department for counter intelligence protection with the office of Interior Minister Ivica Dacic. He later became a labour inspector.

Photo Tanjug/N. Milosevic (illustration)

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