MOSCOW, April 3 (RAPSI) – The Investigative Committee has filed a motion with Moscow’s Basmanny District Court seeking to place three senior investigations official in detention until June 1, the court’s spokesperson Irina Morozova has told RAPSI.

Two deputy chiefs of the Interior Ministry’s Investigations Department Alexander Biryukov and  Alexander Kralovsky as well as senior investigator for especially important cases Alexander Bryantsev are charged with abuse of power.

According to the investigation, the defendants illegally assisted in the release of the owner of Optima Development construction company Albert Khudoyan charged with a 2-billion-ruble embezzlement (about $30 million) from detention and placing him under house arrest.