‘Krejcir cops’ arrested

2013-11-27 00:00

THE two “police handlers” of Radovan Krejcir who were arrested yesterday had allegedly abducted a man from Katlehong and delivered him to the Czech for questioning.

The focus on Krejcir activities yesterday shifted onto his extended influence in the police after the arrests of two warrant officers in the Germiston-based organised crime unit of the Hawks.

Two sources have confirmed that the warrant officers were arrested separately at 8 am and 1 pm yesterday. A female captain from the same unit has also been arrested in connect­ion with the abduction.

Lieutenant-General Solomon Makgale yesterday confirmed their arrests are conn­ected to the charges of att­empted murder, assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm and abduction that are currently being invest­igated against Krejcir and Desai Lupondo.

The charge sheet that was served on Krejcir and Lupondo on Sunday states that Bhekithemba Bhayiloni Lukele was abducted from Katlehong on June 25 and taken to the Nhlapo police station where he was assaulted.

A source told Beeld the two arrested warrant officers were responsible for the abduction.

Lukele was then all­egedly taken to Bedfordview where he was held for days while Krejcir and Lupondo poured boiling water over him.

Five more police members are being investigated and more arrests are expected, said sources close to the investigation. The possibility that several high ranking officers may also be arrested has not been excluded.

“The two warrant officers will appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court today, after which their case will be heard with that of Krejcir and Lupondo,” Makgale said.

Krejcir and Lupondo will appear on a bail application in the Palm Ridge court on Monday.

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