Kazakhstan, Astana, Dec. 29 / Trend D. Mukhtarov /
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed a new Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, the presidential press service reported on Saturday.
"According to the decree of the head of state, Kairat Tynybekov was dismissed from the post of Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan in connection with his transfer to another position. Yerlan Turgumbayev was appointed to the position of Deputy Interior Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan," the report says.
General-major of police Yerlan Turgumbaev held the position of head of Almaty Internal Affairs Department starting August 2006.
He was born in Almaty in 1962.Holding a law degree, he started his service in the internal affairs agencies in 1984.
He served as a police operative at Criminal Intelligence Service of Internal Affairs Department of Saransk Executive Committee in Karaganda region. Turgumbayev held various leading positions in the investigative and operational units of Alatau and Kalinin regional Internal Affairs Departments and Internal Affairs Department of Almaty between 1986-2000.
In 2000, colonel Turgumbayev was appointed to senior positions in the Kazakh Ministry of Internal Affairs. He headed the Ninth Department and the Department of Criminal Police at the Interior Ministry, and Internal Affairs Department of North Kazakhstan region.
He served as head of the Department of Internal Affairs of North Kazakhstan region between 2003-2006 and as the chairman of the Investigative Committee of Kazakh Interior Ministry between May-August 2006.