SAPO to ask court to arrest suspects in "backpacks case" with alternative bail of UAH !4 mln
Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) Nazar Kholodnytsky has said that SAPO will ask the court to choose for the interior minister's son, Oleksandr Avakov, and former Deputy Interior Minister Serhiy Chebotar, a measure of restraint in the form of custody with the alternative of posting UAH 5 million bail each.
"Three people were detained on October 31, and they were informed of suspicion. Today, people are in a temporary detention facility. Detectives sent for consideration by prosecutors a petition for choosing for all three suspects a measure of restraint in the form of detention with the alternative of posting bail," he said at a briefing in Kyiv on November 1.
According to Kholodnytsky, at the moment the suspects and their defense lawyers are examining the petitions.
"The Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office will ask for custody for all three [suspects] with the alternative of posting bail UAH 5 million each for the former deputy interior minister and one more individual and UAH 4 million for the businessman who allegedly produced these backpacks," he said.