Personnel purges in Kaluga Regional MIA: 18 cases against officers in 2016
As reported by Head of the MIA Administration in the Kaluga region Sergey Plakhikh in a briefing dedicated to the Day of Struggle against Corruption, 18 criminal cases have been initiated against the region's police officers this year.
According to the General, the MIA Administration superintendency pays a lot of attention to the issue of corruption prevention in law enforcement bodies. First and foremost, he said, it is the MIA Internal Security Department which is responsible for this.
The 18 criminal cases are opened against 13 officers; as reported by the MIA head for the Kaluga region, three of them have already been convicted, while the cases of two others are being considered in court.
It should be noted that the detention and subsequent arrest of Head of the regional Criminal Investigation Department in the Kaluga region Dmitry Elistratov by FSB and Internal Security Department officers on December 7 was one of the recent high-profile cases. He is suspected of illegal business activities and abuse of authority.
The recent fire in Kansk has attracted the public attention to the critical situation in the fourth largest city of the Krasnoyarsk krai. It turned out that Kansk has sustained damages not only from the fire but also from malpractice of the local authorities. Mayor Nadezhda Kachan rules the city so efficiently that millions of budget rubles disappear into thin air. On the other hand, enterprises belonging to her relatives are thriving. Why do the city residents name Kachan the principle culprit of the major fire and require the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) to institute a criminal case against her?