Belgrade town planner in police custody Reviewed by Momizat on . [caption id="attachment_3321" align="alignnone" width="615"] Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra in Belgrade has been the subject of a tender scandal.[/caption] Belgrade [caption id="attachment_3321" align="alignnone" width="615"] Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra in Belgrade has been the subject of a tender scandal.[/caption] Belgrade Rating: 0

Belgrade town planner in police custody

Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra in Belgrade has been the subject of a tender scandal.

Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra in Belgrade has been the subject of a tender scandal.

Belgrade Police in collaboration with the Higher Public Prosecutor’s Office have taken nine people into custody, including  Belgrade’s former “city manager” Aleksandar B., on suspicion of fraud, allegedly perpetrated during the redeveloped of the Belgrade’s longest street, Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra, the news wire Tanjug reported, April 14.

“The police action was not politically motivated,” said head of police Milorad Veljovic, as cited by the news wire. “The police acted in compliance with the law and will carry on doing so in the future. Nobody will be protected, no matter who they are and what public role they may have held.”

Veljovic stated that, according to a police investigation, construction company Balkan Gradnja was favored in the tender for the redevelopment of Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra. Despite better offers submitted by other bidders, it was Balkan Gradnja that won the procurement process, which resulted in a loss of more than EUR 6 mln of municipal funds.

“[The aim of the tender] was for Balkan Gradnja to get the job,” said Veljovic, as cited by the news wire. “The investigation conducted by the Belgrade Police Administration, in collaboration with the Higher Public Prosecutor’s Office in Belgrade, has found that this brought losses of more than EUR 6 mln for the City of Belgrade.”

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