After yesterday’s questioning of the Mayor of Bitola, Vladimir Taleski, the Special Public Prosecution has asked the Criminal Court to extend the measure of house arrest, the SPO told our correspondents at “Meta”.

Taleski’s house arrest finishes today after it was ruled as a precautionary measure on June 16. The Criminal Court is expected to decide upon the SPO’s request at some point today.

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.

The SPO’s decision on whether to extend the measure of house arrest rested upon Taleski’s testimony.

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.