Police officer who investigated the case about golden youth Gelandewagen race resigned from authorities

Police officer who investigated the case about golden youth Gelandewagen race resigned from authorities
Son of the LUKOIL VP Ruskan Shamsuarov (in the middle) Photo: Ilya Pitalev/RIA Novosti

The police officer has resigned after refused to take a polygraph test. Sources say that the lieutenant-colonel Sergei Povliv was suspected of taking bribes from the rich kids.

The police Lieutenant-Colonel Sergey Povliv, who investigated the Lukoil’s senior Vice-President Azat Shamsuarov’s son case – Ruslan and his friends tried to escape from the police on Mercedes Gelandewagen – wrote a letter of dismissal from the law enforcement agencies, according to Life.

According to the title’s sources, Povliv is suspected of taking a bribe from one of the participants of the race - 22-year-old Mara Baghdasaryan, who by the way is only a witness in the case. Baghdasaryan wanted to commute her friends’ sentence by paying the police officer. About Povliv, who allegedly promised to resolve the issue his superiors have learned. According to the source, the police officer offered to undergo a polygraph test, but he refused and filed a report on the dismissal from the police.

The police has not yet commented on the information transpired.

It is to be recalled that the scandalous race of the golden youth on the Gelandewagen belonging to Shamsuarov Jr. occurred early in the morning on May 22, 2016 in Moscow. The young people moving on Leninsky Prospekt in the direction of Moscow, were deliberately violated traffic rules. Rich kids were broadcasting the event on Periscope, commenting on what was happening and obviously having fun.

It later has emerged that in the Gelandewagen there was the son of the Vice-President of the Lukoil oil company, the student Ruslan Shamsuarov and unemployed and not studying 22-year-old Abduvahob Madjidov, 25-year-old Viktor Uskov, 22-year-old Mara Baghdasaryan and 20-year-old Muscovite, who was placed on the wanted list.

Initially, the police only fined the driver Abduvahob Majidov. However, after the public outcry all participants of the race got their punishment. The court ordered 15 days of administrative arrest for Majidova, Shamsuarov and Uskov, and 10 days of administrative arrest for Mara Baghdasaryan.

Currently, the Investigative Committee charges Shamsuarov, Majidov and Uskov with the crimes under p. 1 Art. 318 (Threat of violence against a representative of authority in connection with the performance of his duties), Art. 319 (Public insult of a representative of authority in the performance of their duties) and p. 2 Art. 35 of the Criminal Code (Crime committed as part of a preliminary conspiracy group).

On August 31, the closed preliminary hearing was held. Young people’s lawyers demanded to return the case to the prosecutor, as the defendants do not agree with the indictment.

Note, that the another participant of the race – Mara Baghdasaryan – avoided further prosecution. Earlier, Baghdasaryan has already attracted the attention of the media in autumn 2015. She was in a BMW which crashed on Kutuzovsky Prospekt on 3 October. Then, three people died, several were injured in a major accident. She herself was in serious condition and was taken to the intensive care unit. Earlier, Life reported that 22-year-old girl has three cars: Mercedes CLS 63 AMG, Mercedes S63 AMG and sports car Nissan GTR.

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Photo: Mara Baghdasaryan

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