Police won't say which unit arrested Krejcir

Radovan Krejcir was taken into custody on Friday for alleged attempted murder and kidnapping.

Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir at the scene where he survived an attempted hit on his life in Bedfordview earlier this year. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The police are not saying which unit took Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir into custody following his arrest on Friday.

But it has been established that it was not the Hawks team which has been investigating crimes linked to the businessman.

Several people linked to Krejcir were killed in Bedfordview, including Veselin Laganin and Sam Issa who were shot dead in two separate incidents last month.

Krejcir was arrested at his Bedfordview home on Friday.

His lawyers have been granted an urgent high court order compelling police to tell them where their client is being held.

He faces charges of attempted murder and kidnapping.

The order, granted by a judge after midnight, forces the police to allow Krejcir to exercise his right to legal representation.

The police have taken the unusual step of naming a suspect who has been arrested before he has appeared in court.

They say they have done this because of the public interest in the case.

Krejcir's lawyer says he doesn't know where his client is being held or who arrested him.

He also says he cannot confirm rumours that have been circulating this week that the Czech's wife and son have left the country for South America and that he is on the verge of leaving too.

Police say they will be holding a press conference in Pretoria this afternoon to give more information about the arrest.

The video below was filmed after an explosion at Radovan Krejcir's Money Point shop in Bedfordview earlier this month.