Vice-Governor of the Kemerovo region placed under house arrest
Earlier, the court chose the same preventive measure to the clerk Elena Troitskaya and placed in the pre-trial detention center the ICR Department in Kuzbass Head Sergey Kalinkin.
The Central District Court of Novosibirsk sent under house arrest the accused of Mining Plant Inskoy's shares extortion Vice-Governor of the Kemerovo region Alexander Danilchenko.
Note that earlier the Novosibirsk ID MID ICR investigator asked to place the Aman Tuleyev's Deputy Governor in custody, but in today's court hearing the investigation petitioned for house arrest for Danilchenko. The representative of the ICR motivated this by the fact that a number of key witnesses has been questioned, so, there is no need to place the official in the pre-trial detention center. So, Danilchenko will stay under house arrest up to 13 January 2017.
Earlier, the Novosibirsk court chose the same preventive measure to another high-profile case defendant, the Head of the Administrative Authorities Department in the Kemerovo region Elena Troitskaya. And before the Head of the ID ICR in the region Sergey Kalinkin was arrested and placed in the pre-trial detention center. Also, today, the court is still to elect a measure of restraint for the Vice-Governor Alexey Ivanov and the businessman Alexander Shukin.
Recall, on November 14, 2016 defendants in high-profile criminal cases of extortion from a businessman Anton Tsygankov 51% of stake of the coal-mining enterprise JSC Razrez Inskoy worth about 1 billion rubles became several high-ranking officials of the Kemerovo region Administration and senior officers of the ICR, occupying high positions in the regional ID. Meanwhile, the Governor of the region Tuleyev stood up for his subordinates calling the accusations against them “absurd”, the criminal case – a "honeypot" and the whole situation – “an attempt to put pressure on the Head of the Kuzbass”.
The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, considered the refusal of Rosneft to build a bitumen plant in Chechnya "strange". Previously, the oil company proposed to build a bitumen plant instead of building an oil refinery in Grozny.
Since November 2016, political experts and media demonstrate keen interest to the Kemerovo region and its leader. High-profile terminations and arrests of regional officials and law enforcement officers, the illness of the Governor, and his disappearance from the public sight have sparked numerous rumors and speculations. According to the most recent prognosis, Tuleev has to testify as a witness in the ‘Inskoy Pit case’ and potentially faces jail.