Head of Kizlyar department of Dagestan Energy Retail Company detained for bribe
He is suspected of receiving 550,000 rubles ($8,000).
Head of the Kizlyar city energy sales department of PAO Dagestan Energy Sales Company Zharullah Ramazanovich Tugaylaev was detained this morning by the FSB, Telegram channel Siloviki reports.
According to the channel, the official was detained for a bribe in the amount of 550,000 rubles ($8,000).
The main activity of PAO Dagestan Energy Retail Company is the purchase and sale of electricity in the wholesale and retail electricity markets to consumers. In the regional market, the company has the status of a guaranteeing supplier occupies a dominant position in the wholesale electricity market, the organization’s website says.
It is worth noting that yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Attorney General Yury Chaika to take immediate measures to terminate the facts of unauthorized connection to distribution networks in Dagestan, as well as theft of oil and gas.
Along with this, Putin ordered the Federal Antimonopoly Service to bring the tariffs for electricity, heating and gas in Dagestan in line with economically reasonable prices. The government should check all gas distribution and electrical networks in the republic.
Recall that at the beginning of the month, officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB conducted searches in the office of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Makhachkala. The company's general director, Vladimir Anastasov, and the head of the subscriber accounting and reporting department, Zarina Abazova, were detained by security forces.
In 2018, the official became a founder of a fund that deals with shooting and entrapment of wild animals in a hunting sector he supervises. With that, the official did not report about it to his senior executives.