Nurlan Massimov, a relative of the detained chairman of the KNB Karim Massimov, was relieved of his post as head of the police department of Pavlodar region, writes Tengrinews.kz with reference to the press service of the department. According to media reports, he is the cousin of Karim Massimov.
The report says that Interior Minister Yerlan Turgumbaev signed the order on the basis of a report filed by Masimov.
Prior to this, 48-year-old Nurlan Massimov posted a post on his Facebook page in which he says that it was important for him and his colleagues to contact users of the social network. “The critical comments were also valuable for me. They pointed to the existing problems in the life of Pavlodar residents, and we tried to immediately eliminate shortcomings in our work. Over the years, all available opportunities have been used to make the life of our citizens peaceful and calm,” he is quoted as saying. edition. The post itself was unavailable at the time of posting.
Nurlan Massimov was appointed head of the Pavlodar Region Police Department in November 2019. Prior to that, he headed the seventh department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and was the first deputy head of the Almaty police department.
Karim Massimov, a longtime associate of Nursultan Nazarbayev, was appointed to the post of chairman of the KNB in September 2016. Previously, he served as head of government. He first served as prime minister from 2007 to 2012. For the second time – from April 2014 until his appointment as head of the KNB.
On January 2, protests began in western Kazakhstan, which spread to other regions and escalated into riots in some regions. On the night of January 5-6, 2022, the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, fired Massimov, then on January 8 he was detained in a case of treason (Article 175, part 1, of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan). On January 13, it became known that Massimov was suspected of attempting to seize power by force.