The judge from the preliminary procedure rejected the Special Prosection’s request, and did not determine precautionary measures for the former Prime Minister and current leader of the VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, former Minister of Transport and Communications, Mile Janakieski and the Mayor of the Municipality of Gazi Baba, who were today questioned in court on the “TNT” case.
“The Judge from the preliminary hearing, acting upon the proposals for precautionary measures against suspects: N.G, M.J, and T.T which had been submitted by the Special Public Prosecution who deal with crimes related to the illegal interception of communications which is their juridstriction. The judge from the prelimnaty hearing rejected the precautionary measures in the “TNT” case on the grounds that they were unfounded”, said the statment from the Basic Court Skopje 1.
The Special Prosecutor’s Office now has 24 hours to appeal to the Criminal Council of the Basic Court Skopje 1, over the Judge’s decision to reject the precautionary measures.
The former PM and current leader of the VMRO-DPMNE party, Nikola Gruevski, after being questioned at the Criminal Court in Skopje for approximately an hour, stated that he does not feel guilty, and that the Special Public Prosecution’s actions and demands against him, are commissioned by his political opponent, who is aware that he does not have the support of the citizens and is trying to relativize matters with “absurd court subpoenas”.
Former Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski, Mile Janakieski and Toni Trajkovski are all suspects in the demolition of the “Cosmos” complex, owned by businessman Fijat Canoski.