Secretary of the Mastchoh Commission for Child Rights (Sughd province), Shahboz Gulov, has been detained on suspicion of fraud, according to the press center of the Agency for State Financial Control and Combating Corruption.

He reportedly took 10,000 somonis from local resident promising to assist in the recognition by the court of the adoption of a child.   .

“Gulov did not take any action in this case and spent the money he received on his own needs,” the anticorruption agency press center says.  

Criminal proceedings against Gulov have reportedly been instituted under the provisions of Article 247 of Tajikistan’s Penal Code.  The investigation into the case has been completed and it has moved to a court.   This article provides for a fine in the amount equivalent to 25-365 calculated indicators or up to three years in prison.   .

Recall, Tajikistan has decided to raise a calculating indicator (estimate) again beginning on January 1, 2022.  Beginning on January 1, 2022, the indicator for calculating taxes, state duties, other mandatory payment, fines, social payments as well as for calculating certain cost limiting values calculating will be set at 64.00 somonis.  The current calculating indicator amounts to 60.00 somonis.