Two Interior Ministry officers detained on suspicion of bribe taking

8 months ago Web Desk 0

Ms. Zebunisso Ismatshozoda, the head of the Analysis and Control Department at the Interior Ministry Directorate for Criminal Inquiry, and Ms. Qumrigul Halimzoda, an investigator with this Department, have reportedly been caught red-handed while taking 1,200 U.S. dollars from a citizen for outputting information about his conviction from the Interior Ministry database.


The anticorruption agency says criminal proceedings have been instituted against Ismatshozoda and Halimzoda under the provisions of Article 247 (2) of Tajikistan’s Penal Code – fraud; an investigation is under way. They could face up to five years in prison.


Source: Asia Plus