ICR checks into illegal seizure of parking lots in Moscow
A wave of parking lots seizure was accompanied by the burning of cars, mass fights, and threats to the owners. It has become known that the same commercial organization is responsible for over 300 forcible takeovers.
The ICR Main Investigations Directorate in Moscow conducts a pre-investigation check into the media reports of forcible seizures of parking lots in several districts of the capital. According to the media, a wave of parking lots seizure was accompanied by the burning of cars, mass fights, and threats to the owners.
The ICR press service reported that the check is conducted not only into employees of one of the Moscow commercial organizations suspected of takeovers, but also into the inaction of law enforcement bodies.
Let us recall that the information about the takeover of a multi-level parking in Vershinino Housing Complex on Elektrolitny Proezd Street in Moscow came to light on April 27. According to the media, an armed group of unknown persons seized the operator's booth in the garage using noise grenades. Later, Russia TV reported that several cars were burnt during the takeover.
According to the TV channel's journalists, it is businessman Aleksandr Kupchin, whose company used to maintain the house, inflating the rates several times, who is responsible for the illegal seizure. Journalists found out that Kupchin's company had been previously engaged in forcible seizures of parking lots in other areas of Moscow, namely on Khodynsky Boulevard, on Kovrov Lane, on Podvoisky Street, and on Prospekt Vernadskogo.
As Russia TV reported, the groups controlled by Kupchin have took over at least 300 parking lots in total in Moscow.
The ICR noted that a set of activities is carried out as part of the check, aimed at establishing all the circumstances of the incident. Based on the check results, a legal assessment will be made of the actions of the commercial organization employees and law enforcement agencies, and a procedural decision will be taken.
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