MOSCOW, October 29 (RAPSI) – Investigators have lodged a plea to place executive director of the Bank Trust Mikhail Khabarov detained in a case over 900 million-ruble embezzlement under house arrest.

The Basmanny District Court of Moscow would hear the petition on November 2, RAPSI was told in the court’s press servoice on Thursday.

Khabarov was placed in detention for two months in early October.

According to the defendant’s defense, investigators are “shilled” by a victim in the case, ex-business partner of the bank top manager Alexander Bogatikov, who claims that the money was stolen from him. Investigators believe that Khabarov induced his former business partner to sign an option and service agreement therefore deceiving the victim. Khabarov’s lawyers insist Bogatikov “put a bee in bonnet”.