MIA Criminal Investigation Dept. found Shakro Molodoy people
After the shootout near Elements restaurant, police officers have met Kalashov a number of times to discuss the investigation.
Two senior Interior Ministry officers have been questioned under the case against the thief within the law Zachar Kalashov, also known as Shakro Molodoy (Shakro the Young).
According to the Rosbalt sources, Federal Security Service officials found that after the firefight in Rochdelskaya Street that claimed lives of two people leaving, others injured, the police held personal meetings with Shakro Molodoy, and they have done it more than once.
At the meetings the shootout-related issues were tackled, as well as some upcoming operational activities against Kalashov and related persons, told the source.
Both the officers hold key positions at the Criminal Investigation Department with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, being deputy heads of departments.
Currently, the investigation is in the process of studying the information received during the interrogation. The decision on possible indictments will be based on the findings.
The Department deputy heads in question are not the first police officers to have some connections with the thief in law Kalashov, the investigation found.
The CrimeRussia had reported that talks followed by the shootout at Elements restaurant in Rochdelskaya Street, were hushed up and covered by the Presnensky Department of Internal Affaits officers Ildar Shakirov and Rinat Zinatullin. Later, they were both arrested.
In July 2016, there was a widely publicized arrest of three Investigative Committee high-ranking officers - Mikhail Maksimenko, the Head of the BIA, his Deputy Aleksandr Lamonov and the Deputy Head of the Moscow Central Investigation Department Denis Nikandrov. They were accused of taking a bribe in the amount of $ 1 million for assistance in freeing Zachar Kalashov's right-hand man Andrey Kochuykov also known as the Italian.
Since early February, there has been a preventive operation of the National Police of Ukraine in cooperation with the border and migration services called ‘Migrant’. Its aim is to identify and expel thieves in law and foreign crime lords out of the country.