Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 12
Interpol's National Central Bureau at Azerbaijani Interior Ministry is taking important investigative and operational search actions to detain Arif Mammadov and bring him to investigation, said Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office August 12.
The cases of an improper use of budgetary funds, the appropriation or looting through abuse of the occupied post and official powers by squandering the state property on a large scale, the office forgery by intentionally including false information to official documents and other offenses were found out to have taken place during Arif Mammadov's heading Azerbaijani permanent representation at the Council of Europe, according to initial investigation.
The Main Directorate for Combating Corruption at the Prosecutor General's Office launched a criminal case on these facts and the collected materials.
The criminal case was initiated under the Criminal Code's article 179.3.2 (appropriation or embezzlement, that is, theft of another's property on a large scale) and article 308.2 (abuse of power, that is, in spite of office interests, the official's intentional use of powers under selfish or another personal interest, if this causes significant damage to citizens' or organizations' rights and legitimate interests, or to society' or the state' interests protected by law, resulting in serious consequences).
Arif Mammadov was declared internationally wanted.