Case on Senator Arashukov’s attack on deputy transferred to Central Office of Investigative Committee
Rauf Arashukov and Ruslan Kardanov accuse each other of the attack near a Department of Internal Affairs in Cherkessk.
Materials of the case on an attack of Senator of the Federation Council from Karachay-Cherkessia Rauf Arashukov on deputy of the City Council of Cherkessk Ruslan Kardanov were transferred to the Central Office of the Investigative Committee of Russia for further investigation. According to Rosbalt, referring to the statements of Kardanov, on October 24, the deputy arrived at the police station to decide some work issues. Arashukov found out about his visit to law enforcement agency, and “after several phrases hit him in the face twice”. Then the guards of the Senator allegedly joined the beating. After that, Kardanov filed an application with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic. The police collected all the necessary materials to initiate proceedings. However, as a member of the Federation Council, Rauf Arashukov has immunity.
Kardanov’s application was transferred to the Central Office of the Investigative Committee. The materials to be examined along with the case on the murder of public figure Aslan Zhukov, in which Senator Arashukov is also suspected. Kardanov associates the attack on him with the fact that he is a witness in the case of Zhukov’s murder. The deputy also filed an application to the General Prosecutor’s Office of Dubai regarding a possible falsification of a residence permit in UAE by Arashukov.
Rauf Arashukov confirmed that he and Ruslan Kardanov had a fight, but according to his version, it was the deputy who attacked first. The Senator notes that he did not personally participate in the battle. “For three hours, he had been watching me in Cherkessk (this was recorded on surveillance cameras). My driver stopped and asked him to explain this behavior. Kardanov rushed at him. The law enforcement agencies are checking the incident,” Arashukov told Kavkaz.Realii. In addition, the Senator is convinced that Kardanov has launched a campaign against him in the media.
Every big Russian city has ‘untouchable' people who are beyond the reach of the law enforcement authorities – generals, judges, mayors, etc. Despite overwhelming evidence sufficient to prosecute them, such persons cannot be busted without authorization from the federal center. There is also another type of corrupt officials: their deeds are well-known – but these people are so generous, hospitable, and understanding that no one is willing to arrest them.