Former transport minister arrested together with senior police officer

The police on Thursday arrested former transport minister and Public Affairs leader Vít Barta together with the head of the information division of the anti-corruption police Jan Petržílek. According to the internet news site the arrests were made in connection with an ongoing investigation into information leaks from the ranks of the police. Earlier speculation in which broke the story that the arrests were linked to the appointment of Petr Lessy police president has proved unsubstantiated.