Probable rival of Alexander Lukashenko in the upcoming elections of the President of Belarus Victor Babariko testifying in the Department of financial investigations of state control Committee of Belarus. This is stated in the Telegram channel ATN News (BTRC).
“Victor Babariko and his son Eduard, who heads the campaign headquarters of his father, this morning was taken to the Department of financial investigations SCC. The main purpose of “visit” – the investigation related to tax evasion and legalization of illegally obtained income within the framework of a criminal investigation for “Belgazprombank”. During the arrest, neither one nor the other claims to the operatives is not present, not present and now. Gently testify”, – stated in the message.
Edition TUT.BY writes that the lawyers of Babariko can’t get to its customers at the building Department – there are supposedly “teaching.”
“And when near the building of the staff of the state control Committee caught sight of the press, and did shut the doors from the inside with a key”, – stated in the message.
The lawyers sent in the mail Department notification of acceptance of protection, but there is no answer. A complaint against the detention file also fails.
One of the defenders said that Babariko was detained when he was driving in the car. The car was stopped and “offered to drive.”
According to the Agency , Sputnik, is now in the house of Babariko near Minsk is being searched.
The headquarters of Babariko reported that he stopped communicating after Thursday morning, was lucky to take signature sheets to the election Commission. Babariko is one of the main competitors of the incumbent President of the country Alexander Lukashenko at the forthcoming presidential elections. WithChet Babariko on which is formed an electoral Fund, is blocked.
A few days ago in Belarus arrested 15 top managers “Belgazprombank”, which for 20 years led Babariko. Law enforcement officers believe that the Bank was laundering large sums of money and evaded taxes.
Victor Babariko – Belarusian banker who has held the position of Chairman of the Board of Belgazprombank, from 2000 to 12 may 2020.
Presidential elections are scheduled in Belarus on 9 August. Lukashenka is going to run for a sixth term.