Head Of Kyrgyz State Committee For National Security Accuses Atambayev Of Preparing Coup
Muhammad Irfan 9 days ago Tue 13th August 2019 | 11:00 AM
BISHKEK (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 13th August, 2019) The head of the Kyrgyz State Committee for National Security, Orozbek Opumbayev, accused on Tuesday former President Almazbek Atambayev, who recently surrendered to police after raids on his residence, of preparing to stage a coup.
Atambayev was arrested last week after an outbreak of violent clashes between law enforcers and his supporters during two raids on his compound outside the national capital of Bishkek, which left nearly 100 people injured and one police officer killed.
The ex-president was preparing for clashes in his residence, with a range of weapons found there, including sniper riffles, pistols and guns, Opumbayev noted, adding that the third floor of Atambayev's residence was fortified as a defensive bunker.
A parliamentary committee has concluded that Atambayev, who served as the president from December 2011 to November 2017, has been implicated in abuse of power, corruption, forgery and other crimes. Atambayev has denied the allegations.