Montenegro: Former director of the National Security Agency arrested

By order of the Special State Prosecutor’s Office, the special police department today arrested Dejan Peruničić, former director of the National Security Agency (ANB).

The special state prosecutor’s office launched an investigation against Peruničić after a wiretapping device was found in the Prosecution building last week, which ANB suspects was installed during the period when Peruničić was director of the secret police. It is unknown at this time what he did to cause the injuries.

Former director of the National Security Agency Dejan Peruničić and former Secret Service agent Srđa Pavičević are already on trial for illegally registering and monitoring some people.

With the decision of the Podgorica High Court Judge Dragica Vukovi, and respecting the proposal of the defense lawyers, the accused Peruničić and Pavičević are being tried behind closed doors.

The news of today’s arrest was confirmed by Special Prosecutor Miroslav Turković, who told a news conference that the Office of the Special State Prosecutor (SDT) had set up a case to find a wiretapping device in the Office of the Special Prosecutor (GST). ).

Turković said that the SDT formed the case based on finding a technical device, which is suspected to be a wiretapping device, in the office of the Special Prosecutor.

“When we received that information, we made an investigation, found the device and then made an investigation during which evidence was taken and determined the place for receiving the signal. Based on this, a person whose initials are PD is imprisoned today under “The suspicion of abuse of his official position. This person will be brought to the competent prosecutor’s office and other evidence and facts will be determined,” Turkovi said.

Chief Special Prosecutor Milivoje Katnić said it would be determined where the recordings recorded through the device came from and to whom they were forwarded.

Speaking about the death of former ANB official Luka Bulatović, Katnić said that “existing facts show that, unfortunately, a suicide occurred, but this is not the end”.

“We have more evidence to analyze,” Katnić said.

Katnić said it was being determined whether the incident had anything to do with the GST office wiretapping.

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