Police search office and homes of Dagestani district head suspected of school renovation fraud  

Police search office and homes of Dagestani district head suspected of school renovation fraud
Eldar Karagishiyev

Eldar Karagishiyev is suspected of involvement in the embezzlement of 9.5 million rubles ($144.600) from the budget.

The security forces came to the office and home of Eldar Karagishiyev, the head of Dagestan’s Babayurt district, with searches. The official is suspected of involvement in the embezzlement of 9.5 million rubles ($144.600) allocated for the overhaul of a Babayurt school. TASS reports the news with reference to sources in the republic’s law enforcement bodies.

A source of the agency stated that the searches were carried out in Karagishiyev’s houses in Babyurt and Kaspiysk. Searches were also conducted in the administration building. According to the source, the security forces got in the building before the administration staff came to work.

Karagishiyev is hiding from the law enforcement. His deputy for financial matters will be brought in for interrogation. The Ministry of Internal Affairs is dealing with the criminal case of embezzlement of funds allocated for the school renovation.

Over the past year, Dagestan has had quite a few arrests: interim Prime Minister Abdusamad Gamidov, his two deputies, Makhachkala mayor Musa Musayev, the city chief architect Magomed-Rasul Gitinov, and the former minister of science and education of the republic, Shakhabaz Shakhov.

Video: Searches at offices and homes of head of Dagestan’s Babayurt

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