Chechen leadership's intercession not helped policemen-collectors
Moscow investigators completed the investigation of the case against the group of extortionists, which consisted of employees of the Chechen Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Investigators of the ICR Main Investigation Department (MID) in Moscow completed the investigation of the criminal case against a gang of Chechen collectors, including members of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Chechnya.
As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier, Colonel Said Akhmaev, Lieutenant Lechi Bolotbaev, two Ingushetian Movladi brothers and Ahmed Bulguchyov, as well as businessman and co-owner of STG Media LLC Evgeny Katkov are charged under Article 163 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Extortion). The group was detained in August 2016. According to investigators, businessman Evgeny Katkov hired Chechens to knock out 45 million rubles ($787.880) and a Bentley car from his former partner Konstantin Zhukov. The fact is that several years ago Katkov invested about 47 million rubles in the company Zhukov's STG Media, but later the businessman did not receive the dividends, despite the fact that the company's projects brought a significant profit. Katkov believes that Zhukov transferred the funds received to the accounts of a dummy firm and appropriated all the money. However, Zhukov, confident of his rightness in the dispute, appealed to law enforcement agencies with a statement about the abusers, who threatened him and his family with reprisals in the event of non-payment of tens of millions of rubles.
Note that Chechen policemen Akhmaev and Bolotbaev were officers of the North battalion. According to our information, the defendants are members of the immediate circle of Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov. Moreover, Kadyrov and State Duma deputy Adam Delimkhanov personally asked the investigation to allow the security forces to change the measure of restraint. However, the officers of the ICR MID of the Russian Federation in Moscow were adamant - Akhmaev and Bolotbaev are currently still being held in the Lefortovo detention center.
Earlier, the CrimeRussia reported referring to the source that the detainees are members of the human rights organization For Justice, which provided collection services. In fact, human rights activists, according to numerous appeals to the police, were engaged in extortion and knocking out large sums of money. It is possible that the accused are charged with new criminal episodes. During the searches conducted, hundreds of debt receipts for huge sums of money and a criminal case materials on the murder of Boris Nemtsov were found.
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Saburova believes that the Russian authorities violated articles 2 and 5 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, guaranteeing the right to life, as well as the right to freedom and personal inviolability.