Judge Does Not Accept Plea
A judge did not accept a plea bargain yesterday from prosecutors in the case of a police inspector who left the scene of an accident that killed a Prijedor woman.
Basic Court of Zenica Judge Aida Smajiš referred the case of Njegoš Poljaković, an inspector for State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA), to a panel of three judges who will decide on the plea agreement. Prosecutors refused to release details of the plea agreement. The law requires a sentence for this offence of between one and eight years in prison.
Poljaković allegedly caused an accident while passing a line of cars, which killed Amela Zahić, 22, and injured five others. Three of the injured are permanently disabled.
The next hearing will be in late August.
First published on August 8, 2007