The Yugra security forces responded to the criticism of Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Sergei Zaitsev about modest performance in the fight against corruption by arresting the vice-mayor of the Surgut region, Muslim Asadullayev, accused of abuse of power. This assessment of the event was given by the source of “URA.RU” in the power structures of the region.
“Asadullayev has new episodes in the criminal case, at first he was detained for 48 hours, and today the Surgut District Court ruled on his arrest for two months. Although before that he was on bail. The vice-mayor is a weighty figure by the standards of the region. This is a good opportunity to send a message to the Prosecutor General’s Office that Zaitsev’s criticism has been heard, and the security forces are taking measures to correct the situation, ”the insider concluded.
Another URA.RU source among the security forces believes that there is no direct correlation between criticism of Zaitsev and the arrest of the Ugra official. “The fact that this coincided with the visit of Sergei Zaitsev is an accident, nothing more. There are certain deadlines for the investigation of cases, and, apparently, they have come up, ”commented the source of the agency. One way or another, KhMAO power structures began to talk about intensifying efforts to combat corruption after a shake-up from the Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation during his visit to Yugra in early February. A request was sent to the prosecutor’s office of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, but at the time of publication of the material, no response was received. The press service of the Surgut District Court did not respond to the agency’s journalist’s phone call.
Earlier, URA.RU reported that Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Sergey Zaitsev urged the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug prosecutor to actively look for corruption among officials. This was discussed after a report on a high-profile criminal case against the deputy head of the territorial department of Rospotrebnadzor.