Resignation of 7 major cases investigators connected with investigation of Moscow City shootout 

Resignation of 7 major cases investigators connected with investigation of Moscow City shootout
At the scene of the incident

In connection with the unsatisfactory course of the investigation into the shootout, seven senior investigators and two managers — Sergey Sinyagovsky, deputy head of the Main Directorate of the ICR for Moscow, and Dmitry Pavlov, head of the department for investigating particularly important cases — had to resign.

The leadership of the Moscow Main Directorate of the ICR will soon have a serious personnel rotation, reports Interfax, citing an informed source. According to him, several high-ranking investigators of the Moscow Central Board resign "on their own initiative."

At the same time, he noted that the resignations of the investigators are connected with the investigation of a criminal case about a mass brawl with shooting involving employees of the Russian Guard and the protection of the oligarch, ex-shareholder of Wimm-Bill-Dann, Gavriil Yushvaev in the Moscow City complex in the autumn of 2017, which resulted in six people getting gunshot wounds, and one of them later died. The cause of the argument was the Mercedes from the guest convoy, which had blocked the entrance to the building.

The armed conflict occurred at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the gangland businessman and according to some information, in the past one of the active participants of the Izmailovo OCG, Dmitry Pavlov, also known as Pavlik. Earlier, the source of The CrimeRussia reported that among the guests of the hero of the day there were two well-known Slavic thieves in law Oleg Shishkanov (Oleg Ramensky, Shishkan) and Sergey Aksenov (Aksen), as well as the leader of the Podolskaya organized criminal group Sergey Lalakin (Luchok), but neither they themselves or their guards did not participate in the conflict and quickly left when the shooting began. 

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Gavril Yushvaev with thieves in law Shishkan and Petrik

A criminal case under Art. 30 of the Criminal Code, 105 of the Criminal Code (Attempted Murder) and Art. 213 of the Criminal Code (Hooliganism) was opened later on the fact of the shootout.

Initially, the investigation considered that the conflict was provoked by the guards of businessman Yuvshaev: Magomed Ismailov and Eldar Khamidov. They were almost immediately accused of hooliganism and attempted murder, and then arrested. But then the version of the investigation changed dramatically – the wounded employees of the FSUE Okhrana, who were guarding Pavlov, became suspects in unleashing the conflict.

After that, serious questions arose to the metropolitan investigators. There was a suspicion that a lot of money was involved in the case, with which the guards of Yuvshaev tried to save them from imprisonment. Then Alexander Khinshtein, advisor to the director of the National Guard, interceded for the wounded National Guard fighter, who appealed to the Central Committee of the ICR and the Prosecutor General’s Office to investigate the situation. As a result, in September 2018, the case was transferred to the central office of the ICR, and on November 22, the Presnensky court of Moscow sent two of its figurants Magomed Ismailov and Eldar Khamidov under arrest. At this stage, the case against the National Guard fighters was discontinued, and Yushvayev’s guards were charged with murder.

According to the Interfax source, the quality of the investigation into the shootout in the Oko tower left much to be desired, and during the course of the trial, the composition of the accused changed, which led to doubts about the objectivity of the investigators. In this regard, several employees of the first department for the investigation of particularly important cases of the Main Directorate of the ICR for Moscow were at once notified that they did not correspond to their positions and were asked to resign on their own initiative, which they did.

The source of the Interfax did not tell the names of the fired investigators, but they were clarified by the Telegram channel Mash, also by publishing a photo of a collective letter of resignation addressed to the acting head of the Main Directorate of the ICR for Moscow, Colonel Strizhov, appointed after the resignation and arrest of General Alexander Drymanov in the case of a bribe from the thief in law Shakro Molodoy.

According to Mash, a report on vacation until May 2019, followed by dismissal, was written by the deputy head of the Main Directorate of the ICR for Moscow, Sergey Sinyagovsky, who oversaw the activities of the first administration. His subordinate, the head of the department for the investigation of particularly important cases Colonel Dmitry Pavlov, was also sent to resign. 

Then their example was followed by seven of their subordinates – senior investigators for particularly important cases, the most famous of whom is Levon Agadzhanyan, who had previously investigated dozens of high-profile corruption crimes, and recently was investigating the scandalous shootout in Moscow City.

However, the Kommersant notes that the personnel department of the ICR did not let the collective statement of the investigators proceed any further, since such documents must be submitted personally, but now the reason for its appearance and the situation in the capital head office will be studied by the central office of the ICR.

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