Head of Ryazan Transport department suspected of pressure on business
A criminal case is initiated against the official.
Chief of the Transport department of the Ryazan’s administration Andrey Kaplinsky became a defendant in a criminal case. He is accused of part 1 of Art. 169 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Hindrance of a Lawful Business or other activity), the press service of the regional government of the Investigative Committee of Russia reports.
According to the preliminary version of the investigation, Kaplinsky refused to give maps of city routes of public transport to four organizations and three individual entrepreneurs (IE) “because of unwillingness of the subjects of business activity to fulfill his requirements for the equipment of vehicles terminals of the automated system of payment of journey at implementation of transportations”.
Thus, the official actually created obstacles for the activity of businessmen what violated the rights and legitimate interests of the last. The press service added that Kaplinsky also had other illegal demands to businessmen. For example, he demanded them to sign contracts with other legal entities, what is also a restriction of independence and intervention in the activity of the companies and IE.
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