Rector of Kazan Federal University Ilshat Gafurov was detained in Kazan and taken to Moscow. According to Izvestia’s source, the decision on the arrest will be made today by the Basmanny Court of Moscow. The case against Gafurov, which is being dealt with by the central apparatus of the RF IC, may be related to the contract murder of Yelabuga deputy Aydar Israfilov, associated with the criminal group of the nineties “29th complex”. What is known about the detention of the KFU rector, read in the material of Izvestia.
The detention of the rector of the Kazan Federal University (KFU) Ilshat Gafurov became known on Wednesday, December 22. According to preliminary information, he was detained by officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB in Kazan the day before, and then he was sent by plane to Moscow. Apparently, yesterday Ilshat Gafurov was still working at the university: he participated in an online seminar with the Belarusian State University.
According to an informed source of Izvestia, the investigation is being carried out by employees of the central office of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. Preliminarily, the measure of restraint for Gafurov will be determined by the Basmanny Court of Moscow today, according to a source.
Gafurov is suspected of involvement in the contract murder of the deputy of the Yelabuga United Council of People’s Deputies and businessman Aydar Israfilov, who is associated with one of the largest organized criminal groups of the nineties “29th complex”, says the source Izvestia. It was made in August 1999 – at that time the current rector of KFU was in charge of the administration of the city of Elabuga.
KFU Izvestia declined to comment on the detention of the rector, stressing that there is no official information on the case yet. The press service of the university only reported that the university continues to work as usual.
What does the organized criminal group have to do with it
On October 19, the Tatarstan edition “BUSINESS Online” reported that the leader of the criminal group “29th complex” Adygan Salyakhov was transferred to the republic from the colony “Polar Owl” in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug a year ago. According to the newspaper, the transfer is connected with the investigation of unsolved murders.
Another leader of the group, Ruzal Asadullin, was sentenced in 2017 – it was believed that the case with the Twenty-Nines was finally closed. Asadullin, among other things, was charged with the murder of Aydar Israfilov, a deputy of the Council of People’s Deputies of the city of Yelabuga and the Yelabuga region of Tatarstan, associated with the city organized criminal group, Aydar Israfilov. He was shot in the parking lot near the capital’s sports complex CSKA – the command, as stated in the case, was given by Asadullin.
What is known about the rector of KFU
60-year-old Ilshat Gafurov is a candidate of physical and mathematical sciences and a doctor of economic sciences. He has been the rector of Kazan Federal University since 2010. Under him, seven institutes were included in the university, including TGSPU, KFEI and Yelabuga State Pedagogical University, where, after graduation, Gafurov himself was once an assistant at the Department of General Physics. Last year, by order of the chairman of the government, Gafurov was appointed rector for a third term.
Since 1995, he has been a deputy of the State Council of Tatarstan (he was not elected only to the third convocation)… In the current convocation, he is a member of the Committee for Education, Culture, Science and National Affairs. For 2020, Gafurov declared income of 17.9 million rubles, in the previous three years – in the region of 8-8.5 million rubles.
“Among the diverse tasks of the social and cultural development of the city and the region, Ilshat Gafurov gave a special place to the development of the education system. In 2006, the authoritative writers’ commission recognized Ilshat Gafurov as the best mayor among the leaders of the country’s cities, who contributed to the development of culture, literature and art, “the rector’s biography says on his official website.
In an interview, Ilshat Gafurov said that he went into politics against the background of the “euphoria” of the early nineties: “It was more interesting than football. Scientists, teachers, entrepreneurs became deputies. I took part in the elections and got into the parliament of the republic from Yelabuga. “
Earlier this week, on December 20, it was reported about the detention of the rector of one of the largest universities in the Volga region – Samara State Economic University. According to the investigation, Svetlana Ashmarina was charged with attempted fraud committed by an organized group on an especially large scale. We are talking about the amount of 3.5 million rubles.
According to preliminary data, a year ago Ashmarina, together with the deputy head of the research and innovation department of the organization of scientific research, entered into fictitious agreements, in accordance with which the university was to become an executor. Instead of conducting scientific research, they reworked existing developments and falsified the results of sociological research.