Head of city police in KhMAO detained for giving bribes

Head of city police in KhMAO detained for giving bribes
Ex-Head of Raduzhny Police Alexander Valyukhov

The Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the city of Raduzhny gave a bribe to save himself from criminal prosecution. The policeman assisted persons engaged in illegal activities.⁠

The Head of Raduzhny police, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District (KhMAO), Colonel Alexander Valyukhov was detained for giving bribes. The press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs regional department told that the operation was conducted in Nizhnevartovsk by employees of the Department of Homeland Security in KhMAO and FSB department in the Tyumen region.

As for Valyukhov, a case was brought against a rare article for security officials, Article 291 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Bribe-Giving). Usually, policemen are persecuted for Bribe-Taking (Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). It is explained that the Colonel was transferring money to save himself from criminal prosecution. However, no details have yet been reported.

According to one of the versions, which URA.RU quotes, Alexander Valyukhov helped a criminal group engaged in oil theft from pipelines. There is also information that Head of the Raduzhny Traffic Police Vitaly Mosienko, who allegedly left the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District, is involved.

Alexandr Valyukhov has already been removed from his post and fired from the authorities. Now, a measure of restraint is being taken against him.

On the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs it is reported that Lieutenant Colonel Nikolay Demchuk was appointed the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the city of Raduzhny.

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