Dorogomilovsky court of Moscow on the case of corruption in Rostransnadzor arrested till November 21 the head of the state road supervision (UGADN) in the Moscow region Igor Surzhikov, suspected of receiving bribes. The defense has announced its intention to appeal the verdict. Inspector of the Central Department of the state road supervision (UGADN) in Moscow, Artem Vysotsky, the court sent under house arrest until October 20, reports “Interfax”.

Earlier it became known that on September 30 in the case were also detained the Deputy chief of Department of road supervision across the company, southern administrative district, yuzao the Central management of state road supervision of Moscow Maxim Morgun.

On 28 September, the interior Ministry said that in the case of bribery in the management of rostransnadzora has been arrested more than 20 people. Also in Department noted that in the investigation conducted more than 20 searches in places of residence and work defendants. In the course of the investigations, the suspects were confiscated 15 plastic cards issued on figureheads, which were transferred funds, as well as materials inspections, terminated for a cash consideration, a list of organizations who have extorted money, and other documents.

Among others that day, detained the employee of territorial division of Central management state road management (UGADN) inspector Artem Vysotsky. Earlier media reported that suspicion fell on the acting chief of the Department Igor Surzhikov, head South of the Department Igor Vysotsky, the state inspector of the Department of transportation oversight in the Western, southwestern and southern administrative districts of Moscow Denis Zuev and a number of officials.

In the capital management of Investigatory Committee of the Russian Federation then announcedthat officials of Rostransnadzor Moscow initiated a criminal case under part 6 St. 290 criminal code (bribery) and part 5 of article 291 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“bribery”). According to investigators, officers from the staff UGADN received a bribe for the General patronage of the commercial organizations involved in transportation on the territory of the city of Moscow and the subjects of the Russian Federation.

Officials of the city of Rostransnadzor for the money and allegedly told the organizations ‘ representatives about the planned tests, and did not attract these individuals to administrative responsibility for violations. According to the SC, the total amount of bribes amounted to no less than 1.15 million rubles.

The consequence establishes other similar episodes of crimes. SC confirmed that a criminal case on September 28, investigators raided more than 27 locations, including the territorial division of the UGADN.

The Federal service for supervision of transport (Rostransnadzor) carries out control and supervision in the sphere of air (civil aviation), sea, internal water, railway, automobile and urban electric and industrial transport and road facilities. The Agency also is responsible for the technical supervision of sports courts and supervision of ensuring transport safety.

In April 2016, the head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin, the possible resignation which has been actively discussed in the press, reported the possible abolition of Rostransnadzor together with Rosaviation and Ministry of transport. In an interview to”Rossiyskaya Gazeta” head SKR has informed that the question of the transfer of the functions of these departments of a single public authority – Ministry of civil aviation as it was during the Soviet Union.

The court arrested one of the defendants in the case about corruption in Rostransnadzor, the other placed under house arrest 01.10.2016

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