Kosovo Special Prosecutor Syl Hoxha said that Wednesday’s police operation in northern Kosovo was conducted under orders from the prosecution by the Serious Crime Department of the Pristina Basic Court, and later told reporters that the arrested men worked under instructions from Milan Radojicic and criminal organisations he headed, N1 reported.
Hoxha earlier confirmed that two people were arrested and that a search was underway for a third person who he identified by the initial Z.B.
The Special Prosecutor said the two men who had been arrested were suspected of involvement in organised crime, hiding evidence and other activities which he said were linked to the murder of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic who was gunned down in front of his party offices in Mitrovica North almost two years ago.
Later on Wednesday, Kosovo police told reporters that the arrested work as a part "of the criminal organisations led by Milan Radoicic.”
“As you know, very well organised criminal groups operate in the north led by Milan Radojicic who Kosovo prosecutors issued an international warrant for,” Hoxha said.
Radojicic is reported to be in Serbia where he fled before Kosovo police had managed to arrest him.
Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic said Radoicic passed the polygraph test which proved he was innocent in the case of Ivanovic’s murder.
Pristina media said that the two police officers named in the arrest warrant were involved in the investigation into the murder.
Hoxha confirmed to Pristina-based KTV that senior Kosovo police officer Rade Basara was being interrogated.
KTV said that fellow police investigator Zeljko Bojic is at large and identified his son as the second person arrested for illegal possession of firearms.
Bojic's son was later released.