Investigative Committee investigator under investigation not involved in probe into crimes committed by Zirinov’s gang

The Major Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee has investigated and sent to court the case against Sergey Zirinov and his accomplices charged with a series of murders in Krasnodar Territory. The investigation against hiding from investigators former head of criminal detection office of Anapa Igor Nekhayenko and one of the gang’s leaders Ambartsum Eyriyan is ongoing.

During the said investigations and operative and search operations investigators of the Investigative Committee have revealed attempts of illegal takeover. Namely, it was found out that investigator of the Russia’s Investigative Committee for Krasnodar Territory Nikolai Shlapakov had without legal and sufficient reasons opened an investigation in fraud under which the Delfin aqua park which belonged to Zirinov’s relatives was arrested.

The Russia’s Investigative Committee is principled about observing the laws during investigations, especially by officers of the Investigative Committee. This is why, immediately after the fact had been revealed, the Chairman of the Investigative Committee decided to open a case against Shlapakov into a crime under article 285 of the RF Penal Code (abuse of authority). He is now under arrest. Other people, in whose interest Shlapakov had acted, are also under arrest.

It has to be specially notified that investigator Shlapakov has never been involved in the investigation against Zirinov’s gang. This is why procedural decisions that are going to be made against him will not affect the trial of Zirinov’s gang or the investigation against other accomplices in hiding.

Head of Media Relations                                                                                                                              V.I. Markin

11 December 2015 12:01

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