Azerbaijani Prosecutor’s Office has received a submission on the initiation of a criminal case against former national security minister Eldar Mahmudov and former head of the ministry’s main investigation department Movlan Shikhaliyev.
As Vesti.Az reported, this submission has been made in connection with the verdict on Vusal Alakbarov, former deputy head of investigative department of the liquidated Ministry of National Security, who had been arrested on bribery charges. According to the court judgment, Vusal Alakbarov has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. The court has also issued a ruling stripping Alakbarov of his rank of colonel.
By the court decision, Alakbarov’s property has been confiscated and handed over to businessman Akif Gurbanov, who is recognised as a victim in the criminal case.