Top officials of Investigation Directorate for Moscow Central Administrative District brought upon resignation by Shakro Molodoy’s number two
Three senior officers at once resigned from the Investigation Directorate for Moscow Central Administrative District on their own accord, including the Head of ICR Investigation Directorate for the Central Administrative District Aleksey Kramarenko.
The cause of their accord was the criminal case brought against them under Article 286 of the Russian Criminal Code by FSB investigators.
According to FSB investigation, the top officials of the ICR Investigation Directorate for Moscow have practically ruined the case of Shakro Molodoy's number two Andrey Kochuykov, nicknamed Italian, by exceeding official powers.
Yesterday, along with the Head of the Investigation Directorate Kramarenko, his Deputy Aleksandr Khurtsylava and the Major Case Investigator Andrey Bychkov also resigned.
It was Bychkov, who handled the case of the shootout in Rochdelskaya street, in which Italian, known as Zakhar Kalashov's sidekick, was involved.
By refusing to seek an extension of Kochuykov's arrest, he thus tried to get him released from custody, according to FSB.
During the interrogation, Bychkov stated that he had acted on the orders of the Head of the ICR Main Investigation Directorate for Moscow Denis Nikandrov, who is currently on remand for trying to release Kochuykov in exchange for a bribe in the amount of 6 million dollars.
Chronologically, the participation of the resigned ICR Investigation Directorate officials for Moscow Central Administrative District in the operation of Shakro Molodoy's criminal structure aimed at releasing the lead defendant of the Rochdelskaya shootout case, was finalizing.
At first, Shakro Molodoy's men established contact with the Head of ICR Internal Security Directorate Mikhail Maksimenko and his Deputy Head Aleksandr Lamonov. Then, they employed the assistance of General Nikandrov, who proceeded to action after receiving the first million out of the bribe amount.
All the top officials of the ICR Investigation Directorate for Central Administrative District had to do, was completely destroy the case, however, the FSB prevented the large-scale operation, putting Nikandrov, Maksimenko, and Lamonov under investigation.
For several days now, the minds of the public in St. Petersburg are occupied with one piece of news – Lieutenant-General Umnov, head of the Main Directorate of the MIA for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, leaves his post and sets off for a promotion to Moscow. Sergey Umnov is allegedly designated for the position of deputy minister of the MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev. However, on the sidelines of the ministry they expect not a promotion for the Petersburg general, but an honorable resignation with the consequent loss of political weight.