Kabardino-Balkaria: policeman suspected of registering non-existent traffic accident
The Road Patrol Service inspector thus wanted to improve his service indicators.
In Kabardino-Balkaria, a Road Patrol Service inspector has held a local liable for a non-existent traffic accident to increase his service indicators, the ICR Investigations Directorate in the republic reports.
According to the investigation, on March 20, 2017, the policeman drew up a false administrative case of a traffic accident in the Elbrus region of the republic, in which a local resident, whose personal details he had, was indicated as the culprit. The victim was illegally fined 1,500 rubles ($23).
The inspector is charged with using his official authority contrary to the interests of the service (part 1 of Art. 288) and forgery by an official (part 1 of Art. 292 of the Russian Criminal Code). The investigation into the criminal case is ongoing.
Several new criminal cases against corrupt officials have been instituted in Dagestan. The high-ranked suspects include Abdulmedzhid Suleimanov, ex-Mayor of Izberbash; Amir Magomedov, ex-Head of the Izberbash Administration; Magomed Dzhelilov, Head of the Derbent District; and El’dar Karagishiev, Head of the Babayurt District. In the past, all of them were suspected of similar crimes – but somehow managed to get off the hook. The new arrests occur amid the anti-corruption campaign in the republican law enforcement structures. What are the true reasons behind the new wave of the personnel purge? Can the anti-corruption slogans conceal a fierce battle waged by local clans for redistribution of assets with the purpose to create a new ‘untouchable’ elite in Dagestan?