FSB plays “doll” with Chekhov police chief

FSB plays “doll” with Chekhov police chief
Mukhtar Dzhurasov during detention Photo: MK

Certain details have become known about the detention of Mukhtar Dzhurasov.

The Presnensky District Court of Moscow has arrested Chief of the Stolbovsky police department of the Moscow region’s Chekhov district, Mukhtar Dzhurasov, and his civil accomplice, Evgeny Pechersky, upon request of the ICR for taking a bribe of 6 million rubles ($92,970) from two businessmen from Serpukhov, Kommersant reports. The arrested persons demanded this amount for assistance in obtaining insurance.

According to the investigation, the negotiations between the victims and Dzhurasov were going on since 2014. Back then, the police officer worked in the criminal investigation. He claimed that he had connections with which he would help businessmen to recover a large sum for damaged property. Later, Dzhurasov was appointed chief of the district police department, but he did not give up his obligations and continued to demand remuneration. As a result, the businessmen went to the FSB. 

FSB officers held a sting operation, during which the victims gave Dzhurasov and Pechersky a “doll” with 100 thousand rubles ($1,550) and some paper. The police officer and his accomplice were detained when transferring money. The ICR Main Investigations Directorate in Moscow has charged them with Swindling on an Especially Large Scale (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code). May 17, the Presnensky District Court of Moscow arrested them for two months. 

The defendants deny their involvement in the crime. It is noted that the case was initiated not only against Dzhurasov and Pechersky, but also against unidentified persons who may be police officers. A check is in progress against Dzhurasov, after which he is likely to be dismissed from law enforcement bodies. His management may also be held accountable.

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