Head of Kazakhstan's border service resigns after tragedy on border post
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 13 / Trend E. Kosolpova/
The head of the Border Service of Kazakhstan's National Security Committee Nurzhan Myrzaliyev resigned after the tragedy on Arkankergen border post, chief military prosecutor Yergali Merzadinov told journalists on Wednesday, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported.
"[Myrzaliev] submitted a request to the president to release him from his post," Merzadinov said.
On May 30 a fire took place on Arkankergen border post on Kazakh-Chinese border. In summer 15 frontier guards serve at this post. About 15 corpses were founded at the scene including 14 border guards and a hunter from the nearby hunting ground located near the post. The fifteenth border guard was found alive near the post. Later the alive border guard Vladislav Chelakh confessed that he had killed his colleagues when they were asleep, the Kazakh Prosecutor General's Office reported. Chelakh named the reason of killing his colleagues due to internal conflicts and clouding of consciousness.
Meanwhile, following a personal meeting with Vladislav Chelakh, his mother told journalists that he has not killed anyone quoting Chelakh's words.
Moreover, Merzadinov added that the management of regional border detachments and border commandant's office were resigned following an official investigation .