Parliamentary committee held session to discuss information leaks and abuse of power with national security experts.
For more than two hours on Thursday, Chief State Prosecutor Dražen Jelenić, Police Chief Nikola Milina, and Security Intelligence Director Daniel Markić, answered questions put forth by parliament's Domestic Policy and National Security Committee during a special session on security issues surrounding the so-called SMS affair.
The session discussed accusations of information leaks, cover-ups, the abuse of power, and the two recent arrests over the creation of the alleged fake text messages. Both men in custody have been linked to HDZ Deputy Parliament Speaker Milijan Brkić. Brkić, who is a member of the committee, did not attend today's session.
"I expect the investigation to continue and that it will enable the state prosecutor's office to make a decision to file an indictment against someone, with a possible court proceeding, or that it doesn't file an indictment, that it rejects the initial complaint and discontinue the investigation," said Chief State Prosecutor Dražen Jelenić.
Committee Chair Ranko Ostojić said he was very satisfied with the session and that concrete information had been gathered.
"The committee has requested of the relevant institutions that after the completion of their investigation that they submit a written report. The committee will then hold another session and on the basis of those reports and will then determine what further action will be taken," concluded Ostojić.