KRASNOYARSK, March 16 – RIA Novosti. A court in Krasnoyarsk recognized as legal the extension of the arrest of local businessman Anatoly Bykov until April 21 in the case of incitement to murder, according to the website of the prosecutor's office of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
“Today, the Krasnoyarsk Regional Court, taking into account the position of the prosecutor, recognized the decision of the Zheleznodorozhny District Court of Krasnoyarsk dated February 18, 2021 to extend the term of detention against Anatoly Bykov to 6 months, that is, until April 21, 2021. … on the cancellation of the decision in connection with the violation of the requirements of the criminal procedure legislation and the absence of the need to keep Bykov A.P. in custody were rejected as unfounded, the court decision was left unchanged, “the message says.
The department explained that this is a case in which Bykov is accused of incitement to murder. According to the investigation, the accused persuaded the executor to murder the businessman, committed in 2005 in Krasnoyarsk.
Bykov, who headed the board of directors of the Krasnoyarsk aluminum plant in the mid-1990s, was actively involved in politics, was elected a deputy of the legislative assembly of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. He was arrested in October 2000 and remained behind bars until June 2002. The Meshchansky District Court of Moscow found Bykov guilty of organizing an attempted murder, illegal acquisition and possession of weapons and sentenced him to 6.5 years probation.
A businessman with a criminal past was detained on May 7, 2020 on suspicion of organizing the 1994 murder of two members of his criminal group. At the end of May, the Krasnoyarsk Regional Court rejected the appeal of Bykov's lawyer against the decision of the Sverdlovsk District Court of Krasnoyarsk to arrest the businessman until July 4. At the end of June, the Krasnoyarsk Railway Court extended the arrest of the businessman until October 3. The RF IC reported that Bykov was charged with leading a criminal community.