Lithuania's Special Investigation Service has on Tuesday detained Dainius Bardauskas, mayor of the country's northeastern district of Kupiskis, representing the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, the SIS's spokeswoman Renata Endrusyte confirmed it to BNS Lithuania.
Handshake
© Corbis / Scanpix

The SIS is carrying out a pre-trial investigation into alleged abuse of official position and influence peddling at Kupiskis District Municipality, and searched have been carried out at several locations today.

Bardauskas has been mayor of Kupiskis District since 2015, serving for a second term. BNS Lithuania has not managed to reach him by phone on Tuesday as his mobile phone is switched off.

Marius Malisauskas, director of administration at Kupiskis District Municipality, told BNS Lithuania today the law enforcement investigation might have to do with a festival that was organized by the local culture center on July 6.

BNS Lithuania has not managed to contract the culture center's director Jolita Janusoniene.

Law enforcement is set to provide more details on the investigation later in the day.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Defense Minister: there's no threat to Belarus from West

As Belarus voices plans to take countermeasures in response to the deployment of US troops in...

Amendment on spy swap pushes its way through parliament

The Seimas of Lithuania on Tuesday gave its initial backing to an amendment to the country's Penal...

Karbauskis: no longer clear if ruling block has majority

As a bid to remove Speaker of the Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis failed on Tuesday, Ramunas...

Parliament speaker survives no-confidence vote

Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis has survived a second no-confidence vote as...

Hodges: troops' arrival shows Lithuania can trust US despite 'mistake' in Syria

The deployment of a US battalion to Lithuania sends the message that Lithuanians can rely on...