"I was in touch with Tibor Gašpar. I was really exceptionally taken aback today," said former minister and prominent Smer politician, Robert Kaliňák, on a TA3 news channel political talk show on November 9, 2020.
On that day, the National Criminal Agency (NAKA) arrested Gašpar, the former Police Corps president, along with a number of other former police officials as part of Operation Purgatory. They are facing charges of corruption and organised crime.Related articleRead more
The recently published document from the Specialised Criminal Court disproves Kaliňák's claim that the arrest came as a surprise to him.
Deciding on the conditions of custody for Gašpar, the court released the report of the procedure that shows, among other things, that the former Police Corps president was expecting the NAKA officers and even had packed his things. It also states that he had been warned about the looming arrest by Kaliňák, the Sme daily reported.
25. Feb 2021 at 11:27 | Compiled by Spectator staff