Investigative Committee to interrogate Kuzbass Head Aman Tuleev upon General Kalinkin's case

Investigative Committee to interrogate Kuzbass Head Aman Tuleev upon General Kalinkin's case
Aman Tuleev

The Head of the ICR Investigative Department in the Kemerovo region is accused of extorting a controlling stake of the Inskaya coal mine along with two vice-governors and coal magnate Alexander Shchukin. Since November 2016, Major-General Kalinkin is in jail.⁠

The Head of the ICR Investigative Department in the Kemerovo region is accused of extorting a controlling stake of the Inskaya coal mine along with two vice-governors and coal magnate Alexander Shchukin. Since November 2016, Major-General Kalinkin is in jail.

As part of the investigation of the criminal case of Kemerovo region Investigation Department Head General Sergey Kalinkin, accused of extortion, Aman Tuleev, the Governor of the region, will be interrogated as a witness.

As reported by Kommersant, the investigation found the Head of the Kuzbass in a certain list of names and amounts transferred to the civilian spouse of General Kalinkin, Nadezhda Gobruseva, by various people immediately after his arrest. This became known at the court session, following which Kalinkin's arrest was prolonged until November 13, 2017.

Tuleev's interrogation was called one of the reasons for prolongation of the Kalinkin's arrest. On the seizure in the course of an additional search of evidence in the form of a list on the page of the diary of Kalinkin's civil wife also became known in court. In addition to abovementioned Tuleev, the list includes the names of Kemerovo entrepreneurs and subordinates of Sergey Kalinkin.

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Sergey Kalinkin

The content of the document was also announced: "Zemin brought 300.000 rubles ($5000) on November, 14; 100 thousand ($1700) were given by Vanchin for a lawyer; 180 thousand ($3000) withdrew from the salary card on November 16; the Governor gave 50.000 ($835) on November 16; 110 thousand ($1840) gave Oleg Evgenievich on November 17." The Kalinkin's lawyer says that the list does not have any relation to the case of the General, referring to the amounts transferred as aid for the maintenance of the family.

About when Tuleev will be interrogated, it is unknown. The holiday, extended several times by the Head of the Kuzbass to 45 days in total, had ended in July. According to the edition, the Governor did not get back from vacation. According to some reports, he is being treated in Moscow after an operation on the spine.

Meanwhile, when together with Kalinkin and his two investigators, Tuleev's two deputies Alexey Ivanov and Alexander Danilchenko were detained, as well as Yelena Troitskaya, the Head of the Department of Administrative Bodies of the Kemerovo Region Administration, Tuleev interceded for the defendants of the case. The Governor called the accusations against them absurd, and the arrest - an attempt to put pressure on him.

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