Deputy chief of Dagestan head administration detained by FSB officers

Deputy chief of Dagestan head administration detained by FSB officers
Ismail Efendiev

Ismail Efendiev is suspected of exceeding authority in connection with the investigation of cases of detained earlier former First Deputy Prime Minister Ramazan Aliyev and nephew of the former head of Dagestan Askhabali Abdulatipov. Searches are being conducted at Efendiev's office and house.

FSB officers detained the deputy chief of the administration of the republic head and government of the republic Ismail Efendiev today in Dagestan, TASS reported citing a source in law enforcement agencies.

According to him, a high-level official was prosecuted under the article Exceeding Official Powers (Article 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Currently, searches take place in the office and house of the detainee.

The source of Interfax notes that the detainee was brought for interrogation to the regional department of the FSB.

Sources of the Chernovik media report that the detention may be related to Efendiev's activities during the period when he was in charge of the administration of the former head of Dagestan Ramazan Abdulatipov and also the republican ministry of labor and social development. There is no confirmation of this information from official sources yet.

Interfax specifies that Efendiev was detained in the framework of the investigation of criminal cases against former First Deputy Prime Minister Ramazan Aliyev and nephew of the former head of Dagestan, Askhabali Abdulatipov, who previously headed the State Public Institution of the Republic of Dagestan Avtohozyaystvo. They are suspected of abuse of authority, as well as in the appropriation of treasury property and embezzlement. According to the source, during the leadership of the Ramazan Abdulatipov's administration, Efendiev gave Askhabali Abdulatipov instructions to repair private cars at the expense of the state.

According to the official website of the government of the Republic of Dagestan, Ismail Efendiev was appointed chief of the administration of the republic head and government of Dagestan in February 2016. Since November 2017, the official is deputy chief of the administration of the republic head and government of the region.

Recall that in the course of the large-scale anti-corruption "clean up" that takes place in Dagestan since January 2018, in just one month more than 2.5 thousand violations of the law by representatives of the authorities of the republic were revealed only and more than 70 criminal cases were brought against them. The Mayor of Makhachkala Musa Musaev, the chief architect of the Dagestani capital Magomedrasul Gitinov, the former ad interim regional prime minister Abdusamad Gamidov, his deputies Shamil Isayev and Rayudin Yusufov and the former Education Minister Shahabas Shahov were arrested. In the following months, the fight against corruption continued, as a result of which dozens of Dagestan officials became involved in criminal cases.

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