ICR Deputy Head has not appeared in court for questioning in Nemtsov's murder case
The Deputy Chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee, the Major-General Justice Krasnov did not appear at the Moscow District Military Court (MDMC), where he was to be questioned in the murder of Boris Nemtsov.
Interfax reported yesterday that the Major-General Igor Krasnov would appear in court as the first Head of the investigative group in the case of the Nemtsov's murder at the request of the lawyer Tsakaev.
The lawyer Tsakaev asked to call the General at the court in order to clarify the absence of information on the shells' inspection in the protocol.
According to the defense version, data of shells' inspection is fabricated for the purpose of belonging to their clients evidences’ forgery. Previously, investigators have reported that the marking of found shells coincided with the marking of ammunition found during searches in the Malkobek village in the house of accused of killing Zaur Dadaev’s mother.
At the moment, five defendants in the case: Zaur Dadaev, brothers Anzor and Shadid Gubashevs, Temirlan Eskerhanov and Khamzat Bahaev are accused of committing crimes under items (g, h), part 2 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code (Murder committed by an organized group, self-employed), and part 3 of Art. 222 of the Criminal Code (Trafficking in Arms, made by a group of persons). All the accused deny their guilt.
The Military Court will make a verdict, as Zaur Dadaev served in the battalion Sever in the MIA at the time of the murder.
Clouds are gathering over the ICR general. His former subordinate Aleksey Kramarenko, arrested in late 2017 in the case of a bribe to high-ranking ICR officers from thief in law Zakhary Kalashov, has revealed the involvement of his former immediate superior in the corruption episode.