17:39 / 23.05.2024

District deputy mayor in Syrdarya caught with $1,000 in alleged bribery incident

The deputy mayor of the Khavast district in Syrdarya region was detained by the State Security Service and prosecution authorities during a planned operation.

Photo: Frame from the video

The official allegedly leveraged his position to demand $20,000 from an LLC in exchange for not transferring the company's land to the mayor's reserve and instead facilitating irrigation works and ensuring non-interference in business activities. He was arrested while receiving $1,000 of the requested amount.

A criminal case has been launched regarding the incident, and pre-trial detention as a preventive measure has been applied to the individual in question.

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