Five cases are opened against the Gelendvagen driver who raced around Moscow
Abduvakhob Madzhidov, 22, confessed earlier that he had thought racing with the police had been just a game.
The young man, who was driving the Gelendvagen during the notorious police racing around Moscow, is charged with five administrative violations. Besides that, according to the police, Madzhidov is reneging on his administrative penalty.
In his perception, the racing was just an innocent game – this is what he claimed during the administrative case hearing at Gagarin District Court in Moscow.
On May, 2016, Madzhidov along with his friends, including Ruslan Shamsuarov, the son of a Vice-President of Lukoil, intentionally violated the driving regulations, competing on speed with the police. The young men were broadcasting the chase on Periscope. The driver is charged with 15 days of administrative arrest. Vladimir Markin, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation representative, stated that the Investigative Committee is going to make a narrow inquiry into the case initiated against the race participants.
The city police detained two officers of the Russian FSB and the deputy chief of the Internal Affairs Directorate for the North-East Administrative District Department of the Interior Ministry of Russia for Moscow, who are suspected of bribe-taking.