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.
On October 15, the Russian branch of Amnesty International reported on the abduction of its employee Oleg Kozlovsky by unknown persons during the monitoring of protests in Magas against the agreement on borders with Chechnya.