Criminal case initiated against businessman Agekyan who shot Fryazino Deputy Head
Law enforcement authorities of the Moscow region have initiated a criminal case against Head of Grand Group of Companies Grigor Agekyan, responsible for shooting with firearms outside of the Sputnik shopping center in Fryazino near Moscow.
The conflict between bodyguards of Agekyan, owner of the illegally installed billboards near the shopping center, and city administration officials, who were dismantling the billboards in question, took place on November 15. Agekyan's bodyguards began beating the municipality workers, and Agekyan himself fired several shots in the direction of Deputy Head of the Fryazino Town Administration Saypudin Tsakaev.
According to TASS, the MIA Intermunicipal Administration Shchelkovskoe's Department of Inquiries has initiated a criminal case against the local businessman under Art. 213 (Hooliganism) and Art. 119 (Threat of Murder) of the Russian Criminal Code.
It is known that searches have been conducted in Grand GC's offices. Law enforcers have seized a combat pistol from Grigor Agekyan; according to him, it had been presented to him by someone in the leadership of Abkhazia.
November 26, it was announced that one of senior officers of the Shchelkovskoe MIA department of the Fryazino police office was detained in connection with the high-profile case on suspicion of taking a bribe from the businessman. Allegedly, the officer had participated in the pre-investigation of the incident and was a good friend of the attacker.
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