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.
Aqua business on Baikal. Chinese people to drink the unique lake to the lees? What does this have to do with Deripaska?
Following a request from the West-Baikal Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor's Office, the Kirovsky District Court of Irkutsk has suspended the construction of a water bottling plant in Kultuk township, Slyudyanka district, pending the rectification of defects identified in the course of the inspection. The construction has been put on hold; the court has to make the final decision in two months. In the meantime, public activists and environmentalists are ringing alarm bells. An all-Russia public rally to protect Lake Baikal is scheduled to March 24; its program includes collection of signatures against the plant construction by AquaSib company belonging to Chinese investors. A day after the court decision, a fire occurred on Talovskie swamps in Kultuk – it must be noted that the main claims brought against the project owners pertain to these swamps. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what threats does the project pose to the lake and local environment, how was it approved, whether a ‘water competition’ is possible in the region, and what has oligarch Oleg Deripaska to do with this?