SEPTEMBER 6 2007 12:53h
Slavica is charged with gross endangerment. He was arrested in Sibenik this morning.
Drazen Slavica, the commander of the Sibenik-Knin County Firefighting Unit was arrested in Sibenik this morning, the RTL television reported.
He is accused of gross endangerment.
Police directorate spokesman Kresimir Borovec confirmed a person was arrested and was being processed in relation to the death of firemen on Kornat island.
The processing should be completed in the following 24 hours, after which Slavica should be brought before an investigative judge or released, RTL reports.
Official information about the probe is not revealed to the public, but it is a known fact that the Sibenik police had conducted interviews with some 100 people who were in any connected to or have any information about the tragedy.
-The police cannot reveal what was discussed, with whom and about what, nor what had been found out because, among other things, that would not be correct towards the people interviewed, Borovac said.
Help in revealing circumstances of the fire
A working group comprising some two dozen experts in various fields will also probe the tragedy on Kornat Island, headed by the director of the Firefighting, Protection and Rescue School, Branko Smrekar, the Interior Ministry said.
The inter-disciplinary expert team was founded pursuant to a decision by Interior Minister Ivica Kirin. Their task is to establish the circumstances of the fire and death of the firemen on Kornat Island, after which they will submit a report to the National Security Council. The council will convene next week.
The world’s most famous forensic expert, Henry Lee, is also probing the Kornati fire.