Bilionaire Pramod Mittal arrested in Lukavac over Economic Crime

Businessman of British-Indian origin Pramod Mittal was arrested Tuesday in Lukavac, a city located 140 kilometers north from Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) capital Sarajevo, was confirmed from the local prosecutors’ office for Klix news portal.

A sixty-three years old Mittal is the Chairman of the Global Ispat Coke Industry Lukavac (GIKIL) on suspicion of illegally funneling money from GIKIL to private accounts, was confirmed from Tuzla Canton Prosecutors Office to Klix.

Acting prosecutor Cazim Serhatlic said persons were arrested for suspicion that they have, since 2003, committed a criminal offense of organized crime abuse or abuse of office.

Tuzla Canton Prosecutors Office ordered to officials of the Department for combating economic crime and corruption to undertake investigative actions at GIKIL.

Mittal was arrested together with member of Supervisory Board Rajib Dash and  GIKIL General Manager Paramesh Bhattacharyya.

Acting on the orders of the Tuzla Canton Prosecutors Office, police officers started scanning and downloading documentation, and arrested persons are expected to be detained in the next 24 hours.

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