The SC confirmed the detention of the second defendant in the case of corruption in the Russian transport inspection
The Investigative Committee confirmed the detention of the second defendant in the case about corruption in the Russian transport inspection. According to the SC, the first detainee became inspector of the Central Department of the state road supervision (UGADN for the city of Moscow) Artem Vysotsky. The second detained the head UGADN of the Moscow region Igor Surzhyk. While the interior Ministry announced Wednesday that detained more than 20 people.
About the detention TASS said the representative of the Main investigation Department of the IC RF in Moscow Yulia Ivanova. “He was arrested a second person involved – the head of Department UGADN of the Moscow region Igor Surzhikov. The question on election of a preventive measure”, – said the employee of the Investigative Committee. Earlier in SK have informed on detention of the inspector of Central UGADN Artem Vysotsky.
While the interior Ministry of the Russian Federation stated that in the case of bribery in the management of rostransnadzora detained 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.
On the eve of the capital management of Investigatory Committee of the Russian Federation said that in relation to officials of Rostransnadzor 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 of territorial subdivisions of PADN 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 Rostransnadzor for the money reported to representatives of organizations about planned inspections as well as 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. Also the Agency has confirmed that in the framework of criminal proceedings on 28 September, investigators conducted searches at more than 27 locations, including the territorial division of the UGADN.
It is worth noting that the official statement of SK of the Russian Federation was preceded by a series of sources about the searches in the building of the Central UGADN and detention of staff management. So, the source of REN TV said that the detained about 10 officials of Rostransnadzor. The source claimed that fell under suspicion Surzhik, as well as head of the southern 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.
Later in Rostransnadzor confirmed the fact of searches in the building UGADN in Moscow and denied the message on detention of Igor Vysotsky, told TASS. “On September 28 law enforcement agencies carry out investigative actions in the Central office of gosavtodornadzor in Moscow”, – said the Agency.
In Rostransnadzor noted that the chief of the South UGADN Igor Vysotsky located in the Rostov region. “Reports of his arrest were untrue,” – said the press service.
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.