Tatarstan: former deputy prime minister released from custody

Tatarstan: former deputy prime minister released from custody
Vladimir Shvetsov

At liberty, he was detained again and charged within another initiated criminal case.

The Investigative Committee may soon place the former deputy prime minister of Tatarstan, Vladimir Shvetsov, who was released from custody due to the perseverance of the Prosecutor's Office, on the wanted list. This is reported by the publication Realnoye Vremya, referring to sources in law enforcement.

On Saturday, April 14, the Prosecutor's Office did not support the petition of the investigation on the arrest of 62-year-old Vladimir Shvetsov, accused of fraud. Thus, the court did not grant the motion, but within a few minutes the defendant was detained within a new case and after conducting the investigative actions and examination in the hospital he was placed in a police isolation ward.

After 22:00, he was released and by the interim prosecutor of Kazan, who showed the guards a decision of the Prosecutor's Office of the republic to cancel the decision to initiate a new case against Shvetsov, the sources of the newspaper reported. According to them, the actions of the Prosecutor's Office of Tatarstan will be appealed at the federal level.

At liberty, the accused was detained again and charged within another initiated criminal case. The leadership of the detention center at first refused to take him back, indicating the lack of the documents submitted. As a result, the detainee was taken to the Investigative Committee for Tatarstan, and later with a package of documents returned to the isolator, from where he was released around 03:00 – again by the interim prosecutor of Kazan.

As a result, Shvetsov stopped contacting the investigation and did not show up for questioning. His lawyer, according to the source, said that he did not know about the whereabouts of his client. Operatives and investigators started searching for him.

The Prosecutor's Office of Tatarstan has not given any comments on the release of Shvetsov from custody for more than 24 hours. The local Investigative Committee also refrains from commenting to the media.

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