General Nikandrov accused FSB of applying psychotropic drugs to Maksimenko
Members of the Public Oversight Commission has visited the defendants in high-profile criminal cases in Lefortovo.
The First Deputy of the ICR Main Investigations Directorate for Moscow Denis Nikandrov, who had been arrested by court until December 19, said that the Federal Security Service has applied psychotropic drugs to another defendant in the case of bribe-taking from Shakro Molodoy, namely the Head of the ICR Main Directorate for Interagency Cooperation and Private Security Mikhail Maksimenko.
Denis Nikandrov told this to members of the Public Oversight Commission, who visited him at the pre-trial detention center.
According to the general, three weeks ago Maksimenko was taken to FSB office for the conduction of investigative measures; there he was offered tea with previously added psychotropic drugs.
"Following the visit to FSB, Maksimenko could not remember his name and did not recognize anyone. So, they wanted to get something out of him. Psychotropic drugs are quite expensive, you know. They are used for a reason. They can be applied only with the authorization of the Federal Security Service Director," the defendant told the representatives of the public commission.
Nikandrov also noted that such means had not yet been applied to him.
Meanwhile, the Public Oversight Commission members also paid a visit to Mikhail Maksimenko during their recent visit. According to Novaya Gazeta, the arrested is "terribly depressed, has lost much weight, and grown thin," complains of feeling sick and having headaches for a few days, and is lying down all the time.
As the news agency reports, Maksimenko’s answer to every question is the same: "I’m fine, I’m fine. I can surprise you – I really like it here."
Let us recall that, according to investigation, three senior ICR investigators, including the Head of ICR Main Directorate for Interagency Cooperation and Private Security Mikhail Maksimenko, his Deputy Aleksandr Lamonov, and the Deputy Head of the ICR Main Investigations Directorate in Moscow Denis Nikandrov, had attempted to fix up the release of one of Shakro Molodoy's wing men, Andrey Kochuykov, in exchange for a bribe of 1 million dollars, however, FSB officers have arrested them.
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