Minister of Property and Land Relations detained in Sakhalin

Minister of Property and Land Relations detained in Sakhalin
Elena Gakh

As of recent, an official from the team of ex-governor Khoroshavin, whom the court had already sent under house arrest, has been curator of the implementation of the Law on "Far Eastern hectare" in the region.

Minister of Property and Land Relations Elena Gakh has been detained in Sakhalin region.

As reported by RIA Novosti citing a source in law enforcement agencies, a preventive measure in the form of arrest has already been elected for the official.

According to REN TV, before Elena Gakh's detention on Friday, searches had been conducted at her workplace and in the apartment, during which law enforcement officers seized documents. There is no official information about the reasons for the detention of Minister of Property and Land Relations for the Sakhalin region.

Elena Gakh has headed the Ministry of Property and Land Relations for the Sakhalin region since July 2015. Recently, the official has been overseeing the implementation of the Law on “Far Eastern hectare” in the Sakhalin region, RIA Novosti notes.

During the management of Aleksandr Khoroshavin, accused of taking bribes, in the region, Gakh worked as Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Sakhalin region, and before that she headed the Regional Committee for State Property Management.

The Sakhalin media note that Elena Gakh was detained the following day after her birthday, the celebration of which had members of the security agencies on Sakhalin among the guests, including FSB administration, GUEBiPK, and UEBiPK. In addition, it is noted that Gakh was aware about the possible initiation of a criminal case against her.⁠

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