Former presidents of Kyrgyzstan Askar Akayev and Kurmanbek Bakiyev are announced wanted concerning the corruption in the Kumtor gold mine. This was announced by the chairman of Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security (SCNS) Kamchybek Tashiev during a press conference.
“The investigation conducted an in-depth analysis of the entire chronology of events related to the project. In 1992-1994, a general agreement was concluded with the company, connected to the former President Akayev, he is wanted,” Tashiev said.
According to him, ex-president Kurmanbek Bakiyev is suspected of corruption and is wanted on similar charges for concluding the same agreements.
Tashiev explained that the Interdepartmental Investigation Group is examinating corruption at various stages in the Kumtor gold mining project.
As it was reported earlier on January 31, the head of Department of Information Policy in the President's Office Nurgazy Anarkulov is detained in Kyrgyzstan. He is suspected of extorting a hefty bribe. In early February, officers from the Anti-Corruption Service of Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security detained a second politician on suspicion of corruption - MP and former Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister Kubanychbek Jumaliyev.