“Criminal proceedings should be closed to the public until the end of the investigation. That is why I filed disciplinary proceedings against the judge. In my opinion, the violation of this fundamental rule not only damages the rights of the parties and other persons, but also defeats the purpose of the criminal proceedings. . This should not be common,” Minister Blazek told the server. said.
Dufek complied with the MF Dnes journalist’s request under the Freedom of Information Act, in which he sought a court order to search the homes of three individuals. It is, among other things, about Candidate for Environment Minister and Deputy Mayor of Brno, Peter Hladic (KDU-ČSL). In addition to Hladic, the orders also apply to lawyer Philip Leder and businessman Michael Harkey.
The Czech Justice Server asked Judge Dufka for a statement, but he refused, saying he had given a detailed statement to the Ministry of Justice. According to Sarwar, the judge justified the practice for his ministry, writing that given the extensive media coverage of the case, there was essentially no reason not to issue anonymous search warrants. Criminal proceedings have already been initiated, the persons concerned have been informed of the grounds for criminal proceedings and, according to Judge Dufka, there is no danger in the course of the investigation.
Since they are public officials, the usual principles of privacy protection cannot be applied, the judge justified the provision of information on the grounds of public interest in its publication. According to Judge Dufka, on the contrary, the public has a right to know what these people are suspected of doing.
Seven people are in custody
Police officers from the National Headquarters Against Organized Crime intervened in the matter in Brno on October 18 and arrested ten people. The three were later released. They charged seven people and a city court remanded all of them to custody on October 20. Among them, for example, former secretary of the Brno-střed town hall Radovan Novotný, businessman Michal Horký, now former executives of Černovice sandworks and former representatives of the city district Jiří Novotný (ČSSD) and Jiří Hasoň (KDU -CSL). Two companies have been charged, one of which is Ing-Chek.
All seven accused filed a complaint against detention, but the regional court remanded them in custody. According to some media, the case has two branches, one of which is the attempt to control the sand pit, and the other is the privatization of the townhouses. According to earlier reports from some media, the police consider Horki to be the leader of an organized crime group.