Management of Forestry Committee of Dagestan detained after searches
The investigation had questions about the allocation of land in the conservation area.
In Dagestan, security officials detained Alibeg Hajiyev, the chairman of the Government Committee on Forestry, his three deputies, a forest warden and the registrar of the Ministry as part of a criminal investigation into the illegal allocation of land plots in nature protection area, Kommersant reports. Velik Ferzullayev, Abdul Murtazaliyev and Ibrahim Ibrahimov are indicated on the Committee’s website as its deputy heads.
On the evening of June 5, TASS, citing an unnamed source, reported on searches with documents seizure in the Dagestani Forestry Committee. Security forces did not give official comments.
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.