The Criminal Council from the Basic Court Skopje 1 has accepted the request from the Special Public Prosecution and has extended the measure of house arrest for the Mayor of Bitola, Vladimir Taleski for another 30 days, stated the Criminal Court this afternoon.

“The Criminal Council of the Basic Court Skopje 1, acting on a proposal by the Prosecution to prosecute related crimes arising from the illegal interception of communications (SPO) to extend the measure to ensure the presence against the person known as V.T. who is suspected of having committed the offense, abuse of an official position and authority of Article 353, paragraph 5 in connection with paragraph 1, in conjunction with Article 22 and Article 45 of the Criminal Code. The proposal has been accepted and the house arrest has been extended for another 30 days. Supervision of the house arrest will be carried out by the Ministry of Interior, the Department of Interior in Bitola, and if the suspect does not obey the conditions of the house arrest, he will be detained”, said the court statement.

Yesterday, Mayor Taleski appeared before the SPO for questioning, for the reason that he and another 22 people have been charged for abusing the transportation system for students in Bitola, and embezzled a hefty 360,000 euros in the “Transporter” case, which is led by Katica Janeva’s team.

After his questioning, Taleski said that the case is an imposed process, and that a political smear campaign is being made against him on the basis of one recording.

As for the tender for school transport in Bitola, the Taleski said that his conduct was transparent and that it will be proven.