As a result of the preliminary hearing, the former head of the department of the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) in the Volgograd region, Lieutenant General Mikhail Muzraev, accused of terrorism, was denied to call additional witnesses. It is reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the Southern District Military Court.
Also, the defense was refused to return the case to the prosecutor, exclude part of the evidence from the case, request material evidence and other information.
The court hearing on the general’s case will be held on July 14 in an open mode.
Mikhail Muzraev and local businessman Vladimir Zubkov are charged under Article 205 (“Terrorist act committed by a group of persons by prior agreement”) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
In 2016, unknown persons entered the private property of the Governor of the Volgograd Region Andrei Bocharov and tried to set fire to the house. The identity of the criminals was established. After the arrest, their leader testified against Muzraev. The case was referred to the FSB of Russia.
Muzraev headed the department of the ICR in the Volgograd region until the end of 2018, then was appointed assistant to the head of the department. The defense insists on the innocence of Muzraev, pointing out that it was he who opened the case of the attempted assassination attempt on Bocharov.