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Aibek Kaliev to be kept in custody until end of investigation

The Bishkek City Court considered the complaint of Baktybek Zhumashev, the lawyer of the former head of the National Energy Holding Aibek Kaliev.

The judge Adis Momunaliev upheld the decision of the Pervomaisky District Court on keeping Aibek Kaliev in custody in the pretrial detention center of the State Committee for National Security until the end of the investigation.

At least four criminal cases were initiated and seven former top managers of the energy sector were arrested, including the former head of the Energy Holding Aibek Kaliev, the former general director of Electric Stations OJSC Salaidin Avazov, within the investigation of Bishkek Heating and Power Plant breakdown and modernization.

In addition, the former prime minister Sapar Isakov, ex-minister of energy, acting deputy of the Parliament Osmonbek Artykbayev and the ex-mayor of Bishkek Kubanychbek Kulmatov were arrested. All of them were officially charged with corruption.