Journalists pretending to be employees of Anti-Corruption Department under Prosecutor General arrested in Azerbaijan
[ 24 February 2014 15:00 ]
Baku. Hafiz Heydarov – APA. Journalists pretending to be the employees of Anti-Corruption Department under Prosecutor General were caught red-handed in Azerbaijan.
The press service of the Prosecutor General's Office told APA that reporters of the Kolgeli Igtisadiyyat ve Korrupsiya and Igtisadiyyat ve Korrupsiya newspapers Niyazi Mammadov, Rustam Rustamov and Senan Aghayev entered into criminal conspiracy, introduced themselves as employees of Anti-Corruption Department under Prosecutor General and undermined the prestige of the department. A criminal case has been launched on the fact under articles 178.2.1 (fraud) and 310 (misappropriation of official authority) of the Criminal Code as they were caught red-handed while receiving AZN 200 ofAZN 500 that they demanded from Emil Huseynov, supervisor of Health Center in Khatai district in order not to suspend the activity of the center.
Niyazi Mammadov, Rustam Rustamov and Senan Aghayev were sentenced to pre-trial detention.
Necessary investigative measures are being continued to reveal other crimes supposedly committed by them. Citizens affected by the illegal actions of these persons are asked to call 012-361-11-36 phone number and 161 "hot line" of Anti-Corruption Department under Prosecutor General.