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How much does justice cost?

By September 5, 2020September 9th, 2020No Comments

The Internal Affairs investigator of the Tokmak police department was placed under house arrest after demanding a bribe.

I.K. extorted 30 thousand soms ($380) from the brother of a rape suspect. He was detained red-handed after receiving the money. The prosecutor’s office requested that the police officer be taken into custody, since he is accused of committing a grave crime and may hide from the investigation. 

The court released I.K. under house arrest, citing his young age – 24 –  and a positive testimony from his neighbors. The prosecutor’s office appealed against this in the Chui regional court, but the judicial board upheld the decision.