Nizhny Novgorod region Interior Ministry Head’s detention filmed and published
The detainee tried to hide money during the arrest.
The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against Head of the Interior Ministry of the Voskresensky district of the Nizhny Novgorod region Alexey Bashtov. The Lieutenant Colonel of the police is suspected of Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale (part 2 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). This was reported by the press service of the department.
The investigation has evidence that on October 10 in the afternoon the employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs received a bribe from an unidentified person in the amount of 130 thousand rubles ($2240). The bribe was given for officer’s patronage to the businessman who is engaged in construction work and transportation of goods in the Nizhny Novgorod region.
The arrest was a surprise for the police officer. He tried to hide money in his trousers.
The operation was carried out jointly with the Ministry of Internal Affairs Bureau for Internal Affairs, as well as the regional FSB. During the detention, the suspect resisted the officers.
The press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Nizhny Novgorod region informs that the policeman is suspended from work by the order of the Interior Ministry Central Board Head.
Video: the detention of Nizhny Novgorod region Interior Ministry Head