“On the ground, b****!” Father of taxman from FSB officers case reported beating during search
He requires the prosecution of the employees that conducted the search.
The father of a man named in the case of the FSB officers that stole 136 million rubles ($2.1 m) from an unemployed person under the guise of operational activities, 51-year-old Alexey Chikvin has lodged a statement with the police about the abuse of authority by the officers that rummaged his home. According to RBC, the statement indicates that when he opened the front door, the masked man shouted at him: “On the ground, b****!”
“I hesitated and received a very hard blow in the face,” Chikvin Sr. described the July 2 incident. He fell face down on a shoe rack and passed out. When he came to his senses and asked the masked people why they had hit him. “To which I was told that it is necessary to bring up my son better and that if I suddenly decide to complain about their actions, the witnesses will confirm that I resisted and behaved aggressively,” Chikvin concluded.
Subsequently, it transpired that Alexey Chikvin received a head injury. He requires the prosecution of the employees that conducted the search. “Unknown persons that came to Dmitry Chikvin in the pre-trial detention center demanded that he influence his father, otherwise he and his family would suffer,” says his lawyer Svetlana Medvedeva.
His son, an employee of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FNS) Dmitry Chikvin, was familiar with only one of the officers - a fighter of the Alpha special division, Roman Obolensky, who seemed to him to be a "fairy-tale hero." When he asked for help in conducting a special operation, Chikvin immediately agreed, took a white Mercedes from his mother and took the fighters to Metallurg Bank.
Moscow District Military Court confirmed Chikvin’s arrest as an accomplice in a robbery. The defense of the FNS employee tried to appeal the arrest, asking the court to release the tax specialist under house arrest or bail of 3 million rubles ($46.9 thousand), but the court refused to make such a decision. The defense also asked to hold part of the trial behind closed door, since information about the health of Chikvin and his relatives would be voiced in court. Therefore, the details of the tax officer's involvement in the crime are unknown.
As for the FSB officers, they were detained on July 4. Moscow Garrison Military Court arrested four people - Alexander Karelin, Roman Obolensky, Vladimir Urusov, Artur Vlasov. Two more - Khetag Margiyev and Dmitry Kapyshkin - were placed under house arrest. Many of them have already pleaded guilty. In total, 30 people are named in the criminal case under the article Robbery committed by an organized group on an especially large scale” (part 4 of Art. 162 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).