Police probe Krejcir's alleged assault

Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir has opened a case of assault and attempted murder.

Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir speaks exclusively to EWN's Mandy Wiener. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega's office says they will look into allegations of torture made by Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir.

He claims he was tortured for 90 minutes with a plastic bag and a Taser gun shortly after being arrested on Friday night.

Krejcir and one of his associates are facing charges of attempted murder and kidnapping.

It is unclear at this stage who will investigate the allegations of torture made by Krejcir.

His lawyers say Krejcir was tortured while 20 police officers surrounded him, trying to force him to make a confession.

Krejcir says he lost consciousness several times while being suffocated with a plastic bag.

According to his lawyers, who have now been able to see him, he sustained cuts on his wrists and forearm after which a chemical substance was poured over the wounds causing him pain.

A case of assault and attempted murder has been opened against the police.

A number of people associated with Krejcir have been killed over the past year with his business premises in Bedfordview being bombed earlier this month.

Krejcir also survived an assassination attempt involving remote-controlled shotguns hidden behind a car number plate in July.