“I do not know why I am imprisoned.” Court left Arashukov Sr. incarcerated
Raul Arashukov will remain in custody at least until March, 30.
The Moscow City Court upheld the lower court’s decision on keeping the father of the Senator Rauf Arashukov Raul in custody until March 30, informs TASS.
The defense of the Adviser to the Head of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz, Arashukov Sr., petitioned for mitigating the preventive measure. The accused himself said that he did not admit his guilt.
“I do not know why I am imprisoned. I do not understand where such a sum came from, they charge me 31 billion rubles. I do not consider myself guilty,” Arashukov said at the court session.
Lawyer Vladimir Postanyuk added that his client was ready to prove his innocence to the investigators.
“Raul Arashukov has never been charged; he does not know exactly what he is suspected of. At the moment there are only two very vague decisions on initiating a criminal case,” Postanuk noted.
In addition to Raul and Rauf Arashukov, the General Director of Gazprom Gas Distribution Astrakhan and Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Astrakhan Ruslan Arashukov, Director of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Stavropol branch in Mineralnye Vody Guzer Khashukayev, the First Deputy General Director of Gazprom Gas Distribution Stavropol Nikolay Romanov, Director General of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Stavropol Igor Travinov, Executive Director of Essentukigorgaz Alan Kyatov are named in the cause of theft of natural gas from Gazprom.
As The CrimeRussia previously wrote, Arashukov is charged with organizing and participating in a criminal community to steal gas, as well as fraud on an especially large scale. In addition, the Senator from Karachay-Cherkessia is considered complicit in the organization of two murders. The rest of the defendants in the case are charged with participation in a criminal community. All of them are arrested until March 30.