published: 22.04.2013, 07:25 | updated: 22.04.2013 07:27:58
Prague - Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas should convoke talks with the justice and interior ministers over the fierce dispute between the anti-corruption police unit and the Prague Supreme State Attorney´s Office, Jindrich Sidlo writes in daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) today.
He recalls that Interior Minister Jan Kubice said Prague Supreme State Attorney Lenka Bradacova and anti-corruption police chief Tomas Martinec cannot continue cooperating.
Justice Minister Pavel Blazek indicated that the police wanted to discredit Bradacova who claims that the police have been fabricating a criminal case against her, Sidlo writes.
He says the situation seems horrible.
Either the elite police squad chief protects those whom he should catch and makes up criminal cases against his enemies, or Bradacova, a symbol of anti-corruption struggle, is losing her nerves or even trying to eliminate her enemy, Sidlo writes.
In Lidove noviny (LN), Martin Weiss criticises Interior Minister Kubice for his statement that he cannot imagine Bradacova and Martinec cooperating together.
Both Bradacova and Martinec must be professionals and two professionals in state bodies must cooperate together, Weiss says.
If Martinec were making up a criminal case against Bradacova, he is not a professional. If Bradacova accused Martinec falsely or mistakenly, she is not a professional, Weiss writes.
He says the superiors of Bradacova and Martinec should investigate the case, find the truth and force the two officials to cooperate.
If one of the officials rejects the cooperation, they should dismiss him or her, Weiss writes.
The police accusation of former health minister Tomas Julinek over the privatisation of the rescue air service is wrong, Petr Kambersky writes elsewhere in Hospodarske noviny.
He says the decision to have a private air rescue service is a political, not a criminal decision.
If the public does not like the decision, it may chose another government but not punish a former minister for a different political opinion, Kambersky writes.
He notes that new President Milos Zeman sold the Ceska sporitelna bank for a price roughly corresponding the bank´s last year profit when he was prime minister in 2000.
If the police applied the method used in Julinek´s case on Zeman, they should calculate the "damage" and try to get the president behind bars, Kambersky says.
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