Arrested Head of ID ICR in Kemerovo region dismissed
The arrested on charges of extortion Head of the ID ICR in the Kemerovo region Major-General Sergey Kalinkin is removed from his position. The Justice Colonel Pavel Mullin temporary performs his duties.
This decision was made by the Head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin, the department reported.
Earlier, Sergey Kalinkin and several other high-ranking employees of the ICR, two Vice-Governors of the Kemerovo region were charged with Extortion under part 3 of Art. 163 of the Criminal Code.
The group tried to take over 51% of JSC Mining Plant Inskoy belonged to the entrepreneur Anton Tsygankov, according to investigators.
On November 16 the Novosibirsk Central District Court issued a decision to arrest the General Kalinkin for two months. The accused pleaded not guilty and claimed that the case against him was fabricated to put pressure on the entrepreneur Shukin within the redistribution of property in the Kuzbass coal mining industry. The major Russian businessman, the former co-owner of Wimm-Bill-Dann Gavriil Yushvaev is interested in the Mining Plant Inskoy, in his view.
For several days now, the minds of the public in St. Petersburg are occupied with one piece of news – Lieutenant-General Umnov, head of the Main Directorate of the MIA for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, leaves his post and sets off for a promotion to Moscow. Sergey Umnov is allegedly designated for the position of deputy minister of the MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev. However, on the sidelines of the ministry they expect not a promotion for the Petersburg general, but an honorable resignation with the consequent loss of political weight.