The former mayor of Gjorce Petrov municipality, Sokol Mitrevski, was taken into custody this morning, confirmed for Meta agency sources from the ongoing investigation.

According to unofficial information, Mitrevski was arrested for misuse of his position and authorizations, regarding the illegal re-allocation of land on the territory of the municipality and the illegal approval of giving a property under concession.

Five more employees at the municipality were arrested with Mitrevski.

It is expected that Mitrevski will be taken to one of the police stations either in Kisela Voda or in Gazi Baba.

Mitrevski was a mayor of Gjorce Petrov for three mandates. In 2005, he won as an independent candidate, while at the local elections in 2009 and 2013 he was the VMRO-DPMNE’s candidate.

Mitrevski is a retired army general, one of the founders of the Faculty of defense in Skopje and a longstanding professor at the Military Academy. he was an adjutant to both late presidents Kiro Gligorov and Boris Trajkovski.