Director general national communication operator of Azerbaijan detained (UPDATE)
Details added (first version posted on 09:46)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.17
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
Director General of national communication operator of Azerbaijan Aztelekom LLC Mahammad Mammadov has been detained in Baku, reliable sources told Trend Nov.17.
Aside from the director general, several other officials of Aztelekom LLC have also been detained, according to the sources.
Earlier, during the investigation conducted by the General Directorate for Combating Corruption under the Prosecutor General's Office of Azerbaijan, it was established that officials of the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan misappropriated nearly 95 million manats.
The head of Baku Telephone Network Production Association Beytullah Huseynov, chief accountant of the production association Anar Mustafayev, the director of "3 nomreli Rabite Temir Tikinti" Ltd. and "Rabite Mulki Tikinti" Ltd. Emin Mammadov, the director of "Baki Rabite Temir Tikinti" Ltd. and "Temir Techizat Servis" Ltd. Bayram Veliyev, as well as the chief accountant of "Aztelekom" Ltd. Oktay Rustamov were charged under articles 179.3.2 (embezzlement on a large scale), 308.2 (abuse of power) and 313 (forgery) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan Republic.
Head of the ministry Vidadi Zeynalov, director general of "AzİnTelekom" Ltd. Jalil Jafarov, the director general of "Azerpocht" Ltd. Gambar Beybalayev, director of "Optik Rabite, Tikinti ve Qurashdirma" Ltd. Namazaly Mammadov faced charges under articles 179.3.2 and 308.2, while the chief accountant of this company Sahrab Qumbatov was charged under articles 179.3.2, 308.2 and 313. Arrest has been chosen as a measure of restraint with respect to all those persons.
Currently, experts of the ministries of taxation and finance conduct inspection in the above mentioned public and private enterprises and companies.
Operational and investigative measures to identify the full range of participants of the corruption system and assess the inflicted damage, as well as to compensate for the damage inflicted and determine the plundered property continue.
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