Former police officer sentenced for putting a hit out on Russian Railways top manager

Former police officer sentenced for putting a hit out on Russian Railways top manager

MIA veteran is sentenced to 8 years in a strict regime penal colony for an attempted murder.⁠

In the Novosibirsk region 50-year-old veteran of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the former CID officer Sergei Tunikovsky is sentenced to 8 years in a strict regime penal colony for ordering a hit of the Deputy Chief of the West-Siberian Railways Victor Golomolzin.

After serving in the internal affairs bodies the man was hired as a driver into the garage of the West-Siberian Railways. In the spring 2015 the customer (whose identity the investigation did not establish) found him. For killing of a top manager Tunikovsky was promised one million rubles. As suggested by the investigation, the customer expected to take the post in the event of operation success.

The ex-policeman decided not to dirty hands and, in turn, found a performer. He did not promise millions and offered to arrange a murder disguised it under a robbery - the killer’s reward had to be valuables from the victim apartment.

The hired killer instead of order execution went straight to the FSB, where he told about Sergei Tunikovsky’s plans. The FSB gave the killer recording equipment and sent to negotiate with the MIA veteran. Tunikovsky planned out the murder in detail – he prepared two pistols with silencers, spelled out the victim daily routine. He gave a valuable advice – it is necessary to shoot through the bag, then there would be no shell on the spot.

On the appointed day, May 26, the killer went to the victim's apartment. He was not at the point of killing. After a while he went to Tunikovsky with the report. Here the former police officer was detained.

During the investigation the veteran of the Interior Ministry admitted his guilt, but told nothing about the real customer. The court gave him 8 years in the strict regime penal colony for Arms Trafficking (part 1, Article 222 of the Criminal Code) and Attempted Murder (Article 30, Article 105 of the Criminal Code) taking into account his past achievements (departmental awards, good characteristics).

It is remarkable, but after the accident the victim Victor Golomolzin retired and left Siberia. So, his post is free.

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