Attempt Kazakh businessman Tokhtar Tuleshov to seize power in the country was associated with its huge debts, said the representative of the press service of Committee of national security (KNB) of the Republic Ruslan Karasev, reports Kazinform.
The owner of the Shymkent brewery, one of the largest in the country, in early June, accused of financing protests against land reform. Kazakhstan intelligence agencies then stated that Tuleshov was attempted violent seizure of power.
“The needs and the content of their OPG Tuleshov has spent huge sums of money, which, coupled with a passion for the Bohemian lifestyle led to the formation of large debt before second-tier banks of Kazakhstan and with the leaders of the transnational criminal community,” said now representative of the press service of the NSC. According to him, when the aggregate amount of debt of the businessman exceeded $200 million, Tuleshov had the idea of violent seizure in the country. In case of realization of plans he had going with the help of the administrative resource to solve the problem of debt and to preserve the economic welfare of his family and business, I believe law enforcement agencies.
As claimed by the authorities of Kazakhstan, Tuleshov in December 2015 financed the protests that spring were held in many cities of the country. An unsanctioned rally began in the city Atira. The participants spoke out against government plans to allow foreigners to lease agricultural land for a long time.
The businessman was detained by security forces in late January in Shymkent. During the operation seized several packages of weapons. Tuleshev accused of funding the transnational organized crime groups, the creation of a gang that engaged in murder, assassination and robbery, and preparation to violent seizure of power.