Rauf, Arashukova: Ilya Pitalev / RIA Novosti
The detainee is a member of the Federation Council (SF) from Karachay-Cherkessia Rauf Arashukov, a suspect in the murders, the theft of gas and of organizing a criminal community, pleaded not guilty of the alleged crimes. On Wednesday, January 30, a source familiar with the situation told TASS.
According to the interlocutor of the Agency, Arashukov said that innocent and hopes for a fair trial.
Earlier it was reported that the father of the detainee, the adviser of the General Director of “Gazprom Mezhregiongaz” Raul Arashukov, detained in St. Petersburg. According to investigators, Arashukov-senior involved in lasted for several years, the theft of natural gas worth more than 30 billion rubles.
As reported TASS, Arashukov Sr. also pleaded not guilty in the alleged crime. According to preliminary data, it will be transferred to Moscow for investigation and preventive measure.
Rauf Arashukov was arrested on 30 January at the meeting of the Council of Federation in the presence of the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika and Investigative Committee Chairman Alexander Bastrykin. The attorney General was read by the Senator from Karachay-Cherkessia list of charges, including assassinations and destabilization of the situation in the KCR. All members of the Council of the Federation, except one abstention, voted for the removal Arashukova Jr. immunity.
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