STA, 12 May 2021 - The newspaper Dnevnik reports that the Ljubljana District Court has resorted to hiring a detective to try to deliver court mail to Prime Minister Janez Janša, who is not picking up mail related to the Trenta case.
The case involves a piece of land in the Trenta Valley that Janša bought in 1992 and sold in 2005 for nearly nine times the price he paid, and for which an indictment against him and another two defendants was filed last autumn over abuse of office.
Until Janša receives the mail, the court cannot continue to decide on the defence's request to exclude members of the judging panel.
The documents the court would like to deliver to Janša are related to the request for exclusion of the judges.
Following its first request, Janša's defence counsel filed another two requests, so the court must successfully deliver all three replies before proceeding.
The Specialised Prosecutor's Office filed an indictment against Janša over abuse of office last October, after five years of investigation.
Also indicted are Branko Kastelic, a former chairman of Imos company, and Klemen Gantar, a former director of Eurogradnje.
According to the unofficial information obtained by Dnevnik, the court had no problems delivering the mail to Kastelic and Gantar.