Governor held over ‘murders’
A PROVINCIAL governor in Russia’s far east has been arrested on charges of involvement in multiple murders, officials said.
Sergei Furgal, governor of the Khabarovsk region, was arrested and flown to Moscow.
The Investigative Committee, the nation’s top criminal investigation agency, said Furgal is accused of involvement in the murders of several businessmen in 2004 to 2005.
President Vladimir Putin will review the charges before making a decision on whether to relieve Furgal, 50, of his duties.