Case over shooting at Moscow City tower sent over to Investigative Committee

Case over shooting at Moscow City tower sent over to Investigative Committee

According to some sources, the transfer occurred at the request of the Moscow Prosecutor's Office.

The central office of the Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) took the materials of the scandalous shooting in the Oko tower in November 2017 from the Moscow office. Kommersant writes this.

The transfer of the case was confirmed in the conversation with the lawyers of the defendants. According to them, it happened a few days ago. Defense lawyer of Dmitry Yakobson, Anton Gostev, said: "no one explained the reason for the transfer of materials." He thought that the staff of the central apparatus of the ICR would "more objectively review" a scandalous case.

According to the source of the edition, close to the investigation, the prosecution of Moscow insisted on the transfer of the case. Public prosecutor of Moscow Oleg Manakov demanded that the management of the ICR in Moscow cease the criminal prosecution of Dmitry Yakobson, the employee of the Rosgvardiya FSUE Okhrana.

Shortly before that, investigator Levon Aghadzhanyan, who initially blamed Gabriel Yushvaev, the ex-shareholder of Wimm-Bill-Dann, for triggering Dagestani guards, changed his position after nine months of investigation and called Dmitry Yakobson “the instigator.”

According to investigators, it was Yakobson who, having fired from the PM into the guards, provoked the conflict, and then disappeared from the scene of the crime. As a result, the silovik was charged with Hooliganism (part 2 of Article 213 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

Recall that the shooting in the Moscow City complex occurred during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of businessman Dmitry Pavlikov. The quarrel between his guards and the bodyguards of Yushvaev broke out near the entrance to the Oko tower, where the birthday was celebrated. The reason for the skirmish was Mercedes from the motorcade of the guest, which blocked the entree to the tower. A few minutes later the squabble of guards turned into the shooting.

As a result of the incident, one person was killed, and another five got injured.  

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