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Bank employees detained for extorting $2,000 from a customer

A criminal case has been initiated against the suspects, and an investigation is underway.

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According to the Department of Combating Corruption and Economic Crimes of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, on December 7, citizen J.M. applied to the Tashkent branch of JSCB Microcreditbank for a mortgage loan to buy an apartment in the Zangiata district, Tashkent region. The head of the retail services department Z.Sh. demanded $2,000, which should have been handed over to his acquaintance, citizen Kh.Ya.

Based on the application, during an operational event held on the same day by employees of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Tashkent Regional Department for Combating Economic Crimes, on the Arnasay Street of Block#2, capital’s Chilanzar district, citizen Kh.Ya. was arrested red-handed while receiving $2,000 from the applicant. Z. Sh. was also detained and involved in the investigation.

On this fact, the Tashkent Regional Department for Combating Economic Crimes under the PGO initiated a criminal case against Kh.Ya. and Z.Sh. under Articles 168 and 28, 211 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The prosecutor’s office of the Tashkent region is conducting investigative actions.

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