DUSHANBE, October 17, Asia-Plus -- Marouf Oripov, director general of the company M&P, which operates a chain of supermarkets Orima in Tajikistan, is currently being held at the pretrial detention facility run by the State Committee for National Security (GKNB), Prosecutor-General Bobojon Bobokhonov remarked at a news conference in Dushanbe today.

According to him, GKNB had instituted criminal proceedings against Marouf Oripov on charge of bribe giving but later, the case was remitted to the Agency for State Financial Control and Combating Corruption.  Investigation is under way, Tajik chief prosecutor said.   

As it had been reported earlier, the M&P top manager was detained in July this year.