A senior official of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) said on Monday that the authorities should investigate the accusations traded by minister Nebojsa Stefanovic and his former associate Dijana Hrkalovic.
SNS Executive Board Chairman Darko Glisic said that “the competent state bodies have to fully investigate” the accusations traded by Defense Minister Stefanovic (formerly Internal Affairs Minister) and his close associate Hrkalovic (formerly State Secretary at the Internal Affairs Ministry). Glisic said that police should “arrest whoever ordered the illegal wire-tapping of President Aleksandar Vucic and the persecution of his family”.
“Everyone in his entourage was persecuted. Those people have to be held accountable whether they are called Dijana, Nebojsa or whatever is completely irrelevant. Those people have to end up in jail,” Glisic told the pro-regime TV Pink, adding that the whole thing is clear from what Stefanovic and Hrkalovic said and only needs to be processed.
Hrkalovic has been under investigation for illegal surveillance of the president for several months and has spent some time in jail. She lashed out at her former boss Stefanovic in a recent interview claiming that as minister he had to have known about the wire-tapping of the president’s phone. Stefanovic responded with a video denying all the allegations that she made.