Deputy Head of Grozny ICR Main Directorate arrested in Chechnya
He is suspected of extortion using his official position.
The Deputy Head of the Interdistrict Investigative Department of the ICR Main Directorate in Grozny Isa Yusupov has been arrested by FSB and ICR operatives when attempting to extort a large amount of money from a pharmacy employee.
According to the Investigative Committee, the ICR Main Directorate for the Chechen Republic has initiated a criminal case relating to this incident. Yusupov will be charged under part 3 of Art. 30 and part 3 of Art.159 of the Russian Criminal Code, which provides punishment for attempted swindling through one's official position.
As follows from the case, Yusupov had demanded 300 thousand rubles from the pharmacist in the Urus-Martan district, threatening to bring a criminal case for possession of narcotic drugs against him if he had not get the money.
The injured party appealed to law enforcement officers, after which further negotiations with the blackmailer were under the control of the investigation. When the blackmailee transferred 100 thousand rubles from the amount requested to Yusupov, the former was arrested red-handed.
Investigation actions in relation to the suspect are under way. The court will shortly impose a measure of restraint against him.
The Investigative Committee noted it does not intend to hide the facts of law violations committed by the ICR officers from the public eye, and promised a thorough and objective investigation of the incident.
In exchange for 12 million rubles ($202 thousand), Kirill Tabakov has ensured the release of third persons of their right to a number of real estate units in the center of Nizhny Novgorod to be replaced by a business class hotel.
According to the defense of ICR officers Nikandrov, Maksimenko, and Lamonov, arrested on suspicion of bribery, Denis Bogorodetsky has broken the crime scheme to the prosecution. The lawyers believe that due to this, the witness turned into a suspect a year after their clients.
Father of the former acting head of the MIA GUEBiPK (General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption) Viktor Zakharchenko, who is currently also under arrest, is the manager of the accounts in question. However, the ICR has information that the сolonel-millionaire has also had direct access to them.