Attempt on Head of Alushta Investigative Committee dept made due to investigation against siloviki?

Attempt on Head of Alushta Investigative Committee dept made due to investigation against siloviki?
Konstantin Giryakov

There are new details about the assassination attempt on Konstantin Giryakov.

There are new details about the assassination attempt on Head of the Investigative Committee department in Alushta Konstantin Giryakov, who was brutally beaten with sticks on November 28. Citing Assistant First Deputy Head of Crimea Vladimir Garnachuk, Novaya Gazeta reports that the assassination’s paymaster paid for the flight from Moscow and accommodation in Crimea for two hit men. The assassins were promised 110 thousand rubles ($1.8 thousand) each.

Garnachuk has also provided a special report detailing the events of the crime. The document says that the incident took place on November 28 at 20:15 Moscow time. The two attackers waited for the investigator in the alley near Tavricheskaya Street at the center of Alushta. They attacked Giryakov and started beating him with sticks. Fortunately, passers-by saw the attack and called the police. The attackers fled the scene.

Konstantin Giryakov was hospitalized with an open fracture of the cranial vault, brain contusion, fractured arms, and numerous bruises.

December 8, the head of the Alushta MIA Department of Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption (name withheld) was detained on suspicion of organizing the contract killing. The two hired killers, who had managed to fled back to Moscow by then, were soon detained. A criminal case under Art. 295 of the Russian Criminal Code (Encroachment on the Life of a Person Administering Justice or Engaged in a Preliminary Investigation, and out of revenge for such activity) has been initiated against all three of them.

The Crimean media say that the attack on Giryakov is an attempt to disrupt the investigation that the investigator had been conducting against several Alushta police officers.

According to Novaya Gazeta’s suggestion, Giryakov had many enemies in Crimea. In October 2017, he had former Alushta Mayor Igor Sotov arrested for abuse of powers and fraud with real estate during the implementation of the program “Resettlement of Citizens from Emergency Housing.” And prior to that, he had initiated a criminal case against the head of Alushta Department of Capital Construction for abuse of official powers.

To recall, November 8, 2017, it became known that Head of the Crimea Office of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Timofey Kuraev had killed himself. The official hanged himself in his own bathroom and recorded it on video. No one believed that Kuraev had done it willingly, as he had made too many ill-wishers during the three years of working on the peninsula.

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