THERE are still several versions related to murder of prominent lawyer Ernest Valko, however one of them appears to be the most likely, Police Corps President Tibor Gašpar told the press on January 3. He was responding to recent press speculation about potential motives for Valko’s murder.

“It would be good to stop speculating about the motives for the murder,” Gašpar said, as quoted by the TASR newswire. “There are several possible versions. Some are more relevant, some less. It would be premature to comment on any of them.”

There is one very relevant version which the police try to verify, Gašpar said, without specifying further information, the SITA newswire wrote.

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák asked the journalists to give the investigators and prosecutors “some space for their work”. He promised to publish the results of investigation as soon as it is over, as reported by TASR.

The Hospodárske Noviny daily reported in its January 2 issue that the police have a new clue in the ongoing investigation into the 2010 murder of Valko, lawyer and former deputy speaker of the lower house of the Czechoslovak Federal Parliament (in 1990-1991), who in 1992 was chosen as the top official of the Czechoslovak Constitutional Court. He was found shot dead in his house in Limbach, near Bratislava, in November 2010 by his ex-wife and daughter.

Head of the National Criminal Agency (NAKA) Daniel Goga told Hospodárske Noviny that they could limit the investigation of the murder to a single version of events.

Source: TASR, SITA, Hospodárske Noviny

For more information about this story please see: Investigators: New lead in Valko murder case

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

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