By Vugar Khalilov
The Azerbaijani Prosecutor-General's Office has launched a
criminal case against officials, who illegally restricted the
provision of irrigation water to land users, Azernews, reports,
citing the office.
According to the Prosecutor-General's Office, it was established
that the representative of the Shamkir district executive
authorities for Chinarli village, Aci Arx Water Users Union
chairman Elchin Abbasov accepted various amounts of money as a
bribe, (including 500 manats per hectare of land) from residents in
order to arrange irrigation for their agricultural lands in
Furthermore, there are credible suspicions that the farms
suffered considerable damage as a result of the limited supply of
Elchin Abbasov was charged with articles 308.2 (abuse of
official authority causing serious consequences) and 311.3.2
(repeated bribery) of the Azerbaijani Criminal Code based on
preliminary evidence, and the court adopted a pretrial detention
measure for him.
In addition, a criminal case has been filed against the
officials of Neftchala District Barakat, Garavalli and other water
user associations, as well as the Neftchala Irrigation Systems
Department, for accepting bribes from land users and inflicting
damage on farms.
At the moment, the investigation is underway to determine the
exact circle of the accused persons, other persons with whom they
conspired, and the victims, as well as the amount of damage caused
to farms, the statement reads.
The Prosecutor-General's Office is asking citizens, who have
faced such illegal situations to inform the 961 call center or the
161 Hotline contact center of the Main Anti-Corruption Department
under the Prosecutor-General's Office.
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