Indian Businessman Pramod Mittal detained in Bosnia
New Delhi : Indian businessman Pramod Mittal has been detained in Bosnia on a suspicion of organised crime and abuse of office, a prosecutor said on Tuesday.
The younger brother of famous businessman Lakshmi Mittal heads the supervisory board at metallurgical coke producer Global Ispat Koksna Industrija Lukavac (GIKIL), which is among the biggest exporters in the country.
Prosecutor Cazim Serhatlic, from the Tuzla cantonal prosecution department, said on state television that Mittal, GIKIL's General Manager Paramesh Bhattacharyya and Razib Dash, a supervisory board member, had been detained.
"They are arrested on suspicion that they have committed a criminal act of organised crime and abuse of office and authority since 2003," Serhatlic said.
None of the officials from the company could be contacted for immediate reaction on the matter.
They have so far been held at GIKIL's premises in the northern town of Lukavac while police examine the premises and then will be taken to the Tuzla prosecutors department, Serhatlic said.