Kidnappers of Orlovskaya Niva owner arrested

Kidnappers of Orlovskaya Niva owner arrested
One of the suspects in the courtroom Photo: Oryol region's Investigative Committee

The suspects gave confessions.

The court arrested four alleged kidnappers of owner of the Orlovskaya Niva agroholding Sergey Budagov. Suspects signed plea deal and had already given confessions. Investigators are to bring charges against them under Article 126 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Abduction) shortly.

Recall, the kidnapping took place on the morning of July 16 in Zavodskoy district of Orel. Attackers stopped Lexus of the businessman; he was in the passenger seat. The bandits took both men to the Luzhkovskoe cemetery, after which the driver was tied up and thrown in the car, and Budagov was taken to one of the houses in the Tula region, where they kept him, demanding money. As a result of the joint special operation of the ICR, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Rosgvardiya, Budagov was rescued from captivity on July 13.

Earlier, the businessman told journalists about the company take over. The businessman said that the regional authorities are trying to take away the company.

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