Erkin Bakirov, deputy director of the bankruptcy department under the Ministry of Economy, was detained, after being caught offering a bribe of 100,000 soms ($1,250) to an official.
It was found that the officials of the department established a corruption scheme to withdraw the assets of bankrupt organizations at a reduced cost.
“When the special administrator refused to take part in illegal actions to lower the value of an enterprise’s assets, he was offered 100 thousand soms for voluntarily resigning from the powers of special administration of one of the enterprises. In relation to the latter, a bankruptcy procedure was introduced in order to transfer its functions to a supervised employee, ”the State Committee for National Security said.
During the search in Erkin Bakirov’s office, 1,331,300 soms ($16,600) were found, the origin of which is being investigated.
The detainee was placed in the temporary detention facility of the State Committee for National Security.