Defendant: I gave Chovdarov 300,000 manats - UPDATED

Defendant: I gave Chovdarov 300,000 manats - UPDATED
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Baku’s Sabunchu district court on Wednesday continued the trial in the criminal case involving Major General Akif Chovdarov, former head of the main energy and transport security directorate under the liquidated Ministry of National Security of Azerbaijan, and others arrested alongside him.

 

Father-in-law of victim Ashurbeyov, Aglatun Karimov also testified during the trial.

 

He confirmed his testimony to the investigation. Karimov said his son-in-law Ashurbeyov borrowed 50,000 manats from him. He was aware of Ashurbeyov’s giving money to the employee of the liquidated Ministry of National Security.

 

The trial will be resumed on Dec.26. 

 

 

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Baku. Shahriyar Alizade – APA. Baku’s Sabunchu district court on Wednesday continued the trial in the criminal case involving Major General Akif Chovdarov, former head of the main energy and transport security directorate under the liquidated Ministry of National Security of Azerbaijan, and others arrested alongside him.

 

Victim Ilgar Ashurbeyov in his testimony said he gave Akif Chovdarov 300,000 manats, claiming that the latter had threatening to harm his family. “He told me, ‘You have a family.’ So I became afraid and gave him the money,” Ashurbeyov said.

 

Chovdarov rejected the accusation, saying the victim had a grudge against him.

 

“I gave my own employee an order over minister Eldar Mahmudov’s instructions. My employee asked Ashurbeyov a question about that affair and got a rude answer. So I reported it to the minister and Ashurbeyov got punished for this. That’s the reason he has a grudge against me,” Chovdarov added.

 

Lawyers asked Ashurbeyov whether he had filed a complaint against Chovdarov. In response, Ashurbeyov said he had not filed a complaint to any body against Chovdarov.

 

Then, the former employee of the National Security Ministry, Anar Abidov, who is currently working as department head at the State Security Service, gave testimony as a witness, rejecting claims that he had received 62,000 manats from Tofiq Ibrahimov.

 

Chovdarov faces charges under Articles 145.3 (illegal deprivation of freedom of a person, causing to the death of the victim or other serious consequences by negligence), 179.3.1, 179.3.2 (embezzlement or waste by an organized group on a large scale), 181.3.1, 181.3.2 (robbery committed by an organized group in order to seize the property on a large scale), 182.3.1, 182.3.2 (extortion, committed by an organized group in order to obtain property on a large scale), 228.4 (illegal purchase, selling or carrying of gas weapon, cold steel, including throwing weapon), 302.1, 302.2 (implementation operative - search actions by not authorized persons, as well as implementation of these actions by authorized persons, but without grounds provided by the legislation, entailed essential, and the same acts committed with use of special means, intended for secret dredging the information), 311.3.1, 311.3.2, 311.3.3, 311.3.4 (bribe-taking by a group of persons on preliminary arrangement, committed repeatedly on a large scale with the use of threats), 313 (service forgery), 341.2.1, 341.2.2, 241.2.3 (abusing authority, excess or inactivity of authority committed by a group of persons, committed with the use of weapons, resulted in grave consequences) of the Criminal Code. The former head of the first department of the ministry’s main directorate Salim Mammadov is charged under articles 145.3, 179.3.1, 179.3.2, 181.3.1, 181.3.2, 182.3.1, 182.3.2, 302.1, 302.2, 311.3.1, 311.3.2, 311.3.3, 311.3.4, 313, 341.2.1, 341.2.2 and 341.2.3; the former head of the second department Akif Aliyev is charged under articles 145.3, 179.3.1, 179.3.2, 181.3.1, 181.3.2, 182.3.1, 182.3.2, 302.2, 311.3.1, 311.3.2, 311.3.3, 311.3.4, 313, 341.2.1, 341.2.2 and 341.2.3; the former deputy head of the first division of the third department Orkhan Osmanov is charged under 145.3, 181.3.1, 181.3.2, 182.3.1, 182.3.2, 302.2, 311.3.1, 311.3.2, 311.3.3, 311.3.4, 341.2.1, 341.2.2 and 341.2.3.

 

The court ordered seizure on property and cash worth of 33,466,000, trade and service sectors, greenhouses, aquaculture farms and other property complexes, land plots worth of 8,967,000 manats, private houses, apartments and vehicles worth of 24,445,000 manats, jewelry worth of 37,000 manats belonging to the accused persons –- Akif Chovdarov, Salim Mammadov, Akif Aliyev and Orkhan Osmanov to compensate damage caused to the aggrieved persons.

 

 

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