Karachay-Cherkess Investigative Committee management to be checked in Arashukovs' case

Karachay-Cherkess Investigative Committee management to be checked in Arashukovs' case
Acting Head of the ICR for the Karachay-Cherkess Republic Arsen Ezaov

The day before, the Deputy Head of the republic’s central board of the department Kazbek Bulatov resigned. Investigators are also checking other members of the ICR's units in the North Caucasus.

At the request of the Chairman of the ICR, Alexander Bastrykin, the investigators began an inspection against the leadership of the department's Directorate for the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, the press service of the ICR informs.

To conduct investigative measures, Arsen Ezaov, the Deputy Head of the ICR Directorate for the Republic, who had previously held the post of acting Head of the regional central board of the department, as well as the First Deputy Head of Kazbek Bulatov, who the day before filed a resignation letter, was summoned to Moscow.

Earlier it was reported that Kazbek Bulatov was in friendly relations with the Senator from the Republic Rauf Arashukov, who was detained on January 30 on charges of two murders, participation in a criminal community and pressure on witnesses. Bulatov told Moskovsky Komsomolets that he was friends with Arashukov "not contrary to the interests of the service." The relatives of those killed, however, believe that the Senator was able to avoid responsibility due to his friendship with the security forces.

A check in the criminal case of Rauf Arashukov and his father Raul is also being carried out against other employees of the ICR units in the North Caucasus.

Rauf and Raul Arashukov had earlier repeatedly become defendants of CrimeRussia investigations. We once reported that the Arashukovs had managed to avoid criminal responsibility thanks to protectorship within law enforcement agencies. According to CrimeRussia sources, Rauf Arashukov gathered support from influential security officials and large companies’ senior executives who backed him in every way and helped turn a blind eye to criminal cases related to murders that led to him directly. The sources indicate the following among them:

Head of the Legal Administration of the Prosecutor-General’s Office of the Russian Federation Artur Zavalunov.

Deputy chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the North Caucasian Federal District Colonel General of justice Boris Karnaukhov.

Prosecutor of the Karachay-Cherkessia Aleksander Tereshchenko.

Now ex-deputy head of the Office of Investigations of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the Karachay-Cherkessia Kazbek Bulatov.

Head of the Anti-Extremist Centre of Russia’s MIA in the Karachay-Cherkessia Timur Betuganov.

Head of the Federal Agency for Nationality Affairs and State Duma member of the fourth, fifth and sixth collocation (since 2004), representative of the United Russia fraction, retired Colonel of the Federal Security Service Igor Barinov.

Deputy head of internal policy department of the Presidential Administration Yaroslav Zamychkin.




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