The investigative Committee confirmed the searches by the Metropolitan administration of Rostransnadzor. This is stated in a press release on the Agency’s website.
According to investigators, officers from the staff of the territorial units of the Central administration of the state road supervision (included in Rostransnadzor) has received a bribe for the protection of carriers in Moscow and other regions. Staff reported by organizations on planned inspections, and did not hold them accountable for violations.
The TFR assumes that the total amount of bribes amounted to no less than 1.15 million rubles. The Agency filed a case under part 6 St. 290 criminal code (bribery) and part 5 of article 291 of the criminal code (bribery).
On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, several agencies with reference to sources in law enforcement bodies has informed that in a building of management of Federal Agency for transport supervision in Moscow is searched. Official confirmation of this information was not, however, it was reported that detained the heads of the Department.
According to a source “Interfax”, the suspects were engaged in extortion from transport companies that are engaged in passenger transportation by taxi. The source of the Agency said that among those detained were the head of the Moscow Department of Rostransnadzor, Igor Surzhikov, head of the southern management of Rostransnadzor, Igor Vysotsky.
REN TV reported that the number of detainees has reached 10, and of the leaders except Surzhik detained the state inspector of the Department of transportation oversight in the Western, southwestern and southern administrative districts of Moscow Denis Zuev.