Relatives of the police officer who was killed by two assault rifle shots in the building of the police station in Khatlon’s Panj district in February this year consider the investigation into the criminal case on this fact unfair, and ask to transfer the case to the Khatlon regional prosecutor's office.

Kholiqnazar Jumayev, the uncle of the killed police officer Mehronshoh Jumayev, has told Asia-Plus that they applied to the President, Prosecutor-General and Khatlon Chief Prosecutor with solicitation to transfer the criminal case to the Khatlon regional prosecutor’s office.  

According to him, Panj prosecutors failed to conduct an objective and comprehensive investigation into the incident, and therefore, they asked the Prosecutor-General’s Office to transfer the case to the Khatlon regional prosecutor’s office for further investigation. 

“Currently, only the suspect is found guilty of the murder of our nephew Mehronshoh, but we consider that senior representatives of the police station and persons in charge of keeping weapons in the police station should also be responsible for negligence,” Kholiqnazar Jumayev said.

“Moreover, the criminal case were instituted over negligent homicide (Article 108 (2) of Tajikistan’s Penal Code), but we consider that the criminal proceedings should have been instituted under the provision of Article 105 – murder.  The conclusions of two examinations showed that the shots were fired as a result of pressing the barrow, and this speaks of deliberate shots,” Kholiqnazar Jumayev added.  

The Panj prosecutor’s office did not comment on the incident.  

The incident took place on February 7 this year, at 4:00 am, at the moment of taking a shift of duty.  Lieutenant Mehronshoh Jumayev sustained two bullet shots and died on the spot.  The Panj prosecutor’s office instituted criminal proceedings against policeman Nasim Abdukarimov, who fired two shots from the assault rifle Kalashnikov, under the provisions of Article 108 (2) of Tajikistan’s Penal Code -- negligent homicide.