Deputy Chief of the State Service for Mobilization and Recruitment, General Novruzali Orujov, was
fired from his position
on July 11. The reason for his dismissal was his son’s, Rustam Orujov’s, reckless driving behavior and assault of a bus driver.
The Prosecutor General’s office of Azerbaijan
released a statement
on July 12 reporting that on July 3, Rustam Orujov, who does not have a driver’s license, pursued a bus drive over the course of eight bus stops, and later, with a group of other individuals, beat the bus driver in front of passengers.
Eldar Sultanov, the press secretary for the Prosecutor General’s office, mentioned that “in 2014, Rustam Orujov ran over a pedestrian and ran from the scene of the crime. He was detained and sentenced to four years in prison. Having served a portion of his time, he was released on parole in 2016.”
Rustam Orujov has been taken into custody.
His father has offered a
letter of thanks
to President Aliyev, thanking him for his leniency.
“This time he didn’t forgive [us]. My son studied at the police academy. After he ran over the pedestrian, he was expelled. I am thankful to the president, who forgave me the first time, and only gave me a warning. I want this case to serve as a lesson to all generals and other high-placed officials; let them keep an eye on their children”, said the general.