On Tuesday, Pramod Mittal, the younger brother of steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, has been arrested by police at a company in northern Bosnia on suspicion of organised crime and abuse of office, a prosecutor said.
Mittal heads the supervisory board at metallurgical coke producer Global Ispat Koksna Industrija Lukavac (GIKIL), which has been among Bosnia’s biggest exporters.
Prosecutor Cazim Serhatlic, said on state television that Mittal, GIKIL’s General Manager Paramesh Bhattacharyy and Razib Dash, a supervisory board member, had been arrested.
“They are detained on suspicion that they have committed a criminal act of organised crime and abuse of office and authority since 2003,” Serhatlic said.
So far, they have remained at the GIKIL facilities in the northern city of Lukavac while the police are inspecting the scene. They will then be taken to the Tuzla prosecutor’s office, Serhatlic said.
A Tuzla Interior Ministry service officer confirmed that the police raided GIKIL but refused to provide additional details.
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