St. Petersburg policeman suspected of kidnapping placed under house arrest
Major Anton Boev is also charged with extortion.
On Monday, December 11th , Major Anton Boev, the head of the division of combat drug trafficking of Criminal Investigative linear department of water transport, was released under home arrest, due to the decision of district court in St. Petersburg. The law enforcer was prosecuted for kidnapping and extortion, TASS reports.
Detention for the other two participants of the criminal case, policeman Vladimir Gruzdev and former employee of Federal Drug Control Service Nikolay Lavrov, has been extended for two months. They were charged with Kidnapping with use of violence dangerous for life or health, or with threat of its use (item (b), part 2 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code).
According to investigation, the defendants attacked the man and were holding him as a hostage for a few days, demanding a ransom of 300 thousand rubles ($5 thousand). They released the kidnapped after his friend gave them part of money - 60 thousand rubles ($1 thousand). After this, the victim talked to the police and defendants were arrested. It is noted, that the law enforcement officers are currently suspended.
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