Moscow: head of police division fired against background of series poisoner’s case

Moscow: head of police division fired against background of series poisoner’s case
Dismissed head of a division of MIA in Moscow’s Basmanny district and lieutenant colonel of the police Sergey Vasiliev

Meanwhile, the Investigative Committee of Russia is carrying out inspection into his assistants and a few other employees of the division.

Head of a division of MIA in Moscow’s Basmanny district and lieutenant colonel of the police Sergey Vasiliev has been fired following results of an inspection carried out due to a case into a series poisoner.

Meanwhile, the Investigative Committee of Russia is carrying out inspection into the division’s senior executives and operatives of the Department of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Basmanny district. The law enforcers are likely to be accused of negligence while investigating a case into a series poisoner Murat Sabanov.

Besides Vasiliev, deputy head of the Department of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs and lieutenant colonel Viktoria Chauzova and deputy head of the Department of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs Maksim Vasiliev became the subjects of the inspection.

The inspections within the Department were launched after a native of Kabardino Balkariya - who offered bypassers soda and various cocktails with phenazepam and tramadol - was repeatedly detained. Police officers of the division had earlier detained Sabanov before the poisoning story became high-profile. However, they did not find he was involved in the crimes, and he was released on bail.

At the present time, Sabanov is being accused of theft (article 158 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and robbery (articles 161 and 162 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Court placed him in custody.

The Prosecution Service demanded to open criminal cases against policemen who had released Sabanov on bail. The Service noted that the man committed a few other serious crimes after his release.

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