In Moscow, the former head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Kamchatka Territory, Mikhail Kiselyov, was detained. About it reported Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev.
“When information began to come in about abuse of service on his part, the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia made a decision to dismiss. He was detained today. Its further fate will be determined by the investigative and judicial authorities, ”the head of the department said.
Vladimir Kolokoltsev is on a working visit to Kamchatka. He spoke about the detention of Kiselyov after he introduced the new head of the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs, Colonel Ivan Kokukhin, to the personnel of the department. Kolokoltsev instructed him “to study in detail the problem areas and take adequate response measures, first of all, to outline a set of measures in order to increase the detection of grave and especially grave crimes.”
“The inhabitants of the peninsula must feel protected; to know that at any time they will be provided with the necessary assistance from the police, ”said the Minister of Internal Affairs.
He also noted the need to step up efforts to decriminalize the production and turnover of aquatic biological resources, since “the basis of the economy of the Kamchatka Territory is the fishing industry, which is of great importance for the country as a whole.”
Kiselev was detained in Moscow, writes “Kamchatka-Inform” with reference to a source in power structures. Against the former head of the Kamchatka MIA Administration, two criminal cases were initiated based on materials collected by the FSB: under Art. 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (abuse of office) and Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (taking a bribe).
According to the investigation, in July 2020, Mikhail Kiselev received a bribe from an entrepreneur through intermediaries in the amount of 2 million rubles for concealing by his subordinates the fact of the seizure of illegally transported fish and its return to the owner. The involvement of the former head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the commission of the crime is confirmed by the materials of the operational-search measures carried out by the FSB of Russia, the confessions of the intermediaries in the transfer of the bribe, information about the crediting of funds to his account, it says in the press release of the RF IC.
According to some reports, the former head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs should be transported from Moscow to Khabarovsk, where an investigation is underway on high-profile Kamchatka criminal cases. The charges may be related to the cases opened last year against three high-ranking police officers from Yelizovo, suspected of receiving a large bribe for “protecting” poachers. In particular, the former head of the Yelizovsky OMVD and his deputy are suspected of corruption.
Police Major General Mikhail Kiselev was dismissed from the post of head of the Russian MIA Administration for the Kamchatka Territory by decree of the President of Russia in June this year. Kiselev has been in charge of the Kamchatka police since the summer of 2018. His predecessor, Alexander Sidorenko, was arrested and sentenced to five years in prison on charges of abuse of power.
Mikhail Kiselev began his career in 1984 in a separate battalion of the police patrol service of the Internal Affairs Directorate of the Kuntsevo District Executive Committee of Moscow. Two years later, he was appointed a district inspector, and later worked in various police structures of the capital. Prior to his appointment to Kamchatka, Kiselev was the deputy head of the Internal Affairs Directorate for the South-Western Administrative District of Moscow.