Court finds Radovan Krejcir was 'intentionally assaulted & shocked' by cops

The High Court found the Czech businessman was assaulted & shocked during his 2013 arrest.

FILE. Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir in court. Picture:Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The High Court in Johannesburg has found that police officers intentionally assaulted and shocked Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir when they arrested him in 2013.

In a judgment on the admissibility of an affidavit, apparently authored by Krejcir's co-accused, Desai Luphondo, Judge Colin Lamont is harshly critical of the police in this case.

He found that the multiple cuts, scratches and burns on Krejcir's hands clearly demonstrate an attack by shock and by the use of fluid.

Lamont also determined that there was evidence of a clear intention on the part of police to mislead the court and that the assault was not only unlawful, but pre-planned.

He's damned one of the investigating officers, a captain from the police's special task team, saying it's saddening that an officer of this calibre conducted himself in this way.

Lamont also ruled that captain perjured himself, intentionally misleading the court through false evidence.

Lamont was damning of the captain.

Krejcir is currently standing trial for kidnapping, murder and drug dealing related to a 2013 incident.