Social Protection Fund`s employee detained for bribery


May 7, Fineko/abc.az. An official has been detained on the suspicion of bribetaking in Jalilabad.

ABC.AZ reports that according to the press service of the Ministry of Labor & Social Protection, operational information about the extortion of bribes from citizens in exchange for state social assistance and pensions in the Jalilabad regional branch of the State Social Protection Fund (DSMF), has been investigated by the Main Anti-Corruption Department under the General Prosecutor’s Office.

As a result of the investigative and operational activities, reasonable suspicions were revealed that the chief accountant of the Jalilabad district division of the SSPF, Parviz Iskenderov, at various times demanded 3,700 manats from the residents of the district in exchange for targeted state social assistance and a pension.

A criminal case under Article 311.3.2 (repeated receipt of a bribe) of the Criminal Code has been initiated by the Main Anti-Corruption Department.

Since the grounds for suspicion of this criminal case by Iskenderov were established, he was detained as a suspect and brought to investigation.