Navalny and Gudkov commented arrests among high-ranked investigators
Leaders of Russian oppositionists – State Duma Deputy Dmitry Gudkov and blogger Alexey Navalny – commented arrests among high-ranked investigators.
Dmitry Gudkov posted a note on his Facebook page: “Denis Nikandrov, the First Deputy Head of the Main Investigations Directorate for the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR), and several more officers of the Main Investigations Directorate are arrested”. Arrested by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (the FSB); apparently, in the framework of the case against thief-in-law Shakro Molodoy. Bulldogs are fighting under the carpet. Bortnikov vs. Bastrykin. Two persons belonging to the first, inner – actually, ‘fillet’ – circle. Not a coup yet, but it’s already quaking pretty much”.
Navalny also commented on Facebook. The blogger noted that “there is a Major-General among these ICR officers, and he is the Head of the most important regional division – the Moscow directorate, while the second one is the head of the security service of the Federal Investigative Committee”. The oppositionist believes that after the newly-discovered facts, the whole ICR must be disbanded. He wrote on his web-site: “It is not that we had fully trusted into the honesty of ICR officers, but that is too much! Many people had an illusion that there are both ‘bad political’ investigators and ‘honest’ investigators in the ICR, who are combatting real crimes. Now we see how they are ‘combatting’… on the same side. Who can be now trusted there?”
As the CrimeRussia reported earlier, Denis Nikandrov, the Deputy Head of the Moscow Main Investigations Directorate of the ICR, and Mikhail Maksimenko, the Head of the Directorate for Physical Protection of the ICR, have been detained today by FSB officers on suspicion of attempted acceptance of bribe. According to the special service officers, the investigator has promised to close the case against thief in law Shakro Molodoy for $1 million.
In addition, the investigation suspects that the detained officers were involved into the release of Andrey Italian Kochyikov, the first muscleman of Shakro. The right hand of the criminal leader was released because the investigators (probably, under the pressure of Nikandrov and Maksimenko) have not submitted an application to the court to extend the detention period for the authoritative criminal. The investigation believes that the suspects received a bribe of $1 million for the release of Italian.
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