Criminal case against FSB to be “considered at federal level”

Criminal case against FSB to be “considered at federal level”
General Ivan Tkachev

The military investigation department of the Investigative Committee of Russia in Moscow has completed the checking of data provided by Aleksander Shestun.

The military investigation department of the Investigative Committee of Russia in Moscow has completed the checking of data provided by an ex-head of the Serpukhov district Aleksander Shestun related to the fact that a head of the ‘K’ directorate of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation - General Ivan Tkachev - and his subordinates had extorted money from the official, reports PASMI.

Shestun’s lawyer Oleg Shlyakhov says that an investigator Konstantin Sidorov gave the checking files to the Main Military Investigations Directorate in order for the criminal case be initiated. Sidorov notes that all the defendants mentioned by Shestun have been interrogated.

The lawyer Shlyakhov believes that the fact that the files were rendered to be viewed at the federal level means that the criminal case is going to be initiated. “If there had not been grounds, an investigator at any level would have concluded not to open a criminal case and that would have been a legal and well-founded decision.”

Shestun sent his report in March, 2019. He states that the Federal Security Service representatives extorted bribes from him for common ‘protection’ and public defence. On June 11, Moscow garrison military court found that inactivity of the military investigators had been illegal and ordered to carry out the checking, according to the legislation.

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