A disturbing video sent by a Meydan TV reader shows the son of the police major-general Sharif Asadullayev stab an employee at a Baku restaurant.
The incident involving Tamerlan Asadullayev, whose father also serves as the Chief of the Anti-trafficking Department at the Ministry of Interior, occurred on April 10, 2015. However, the video filmed on a surveillance camera was just leaked by a Meydan TV reader.
In the six-minute video, Asadullayev is seen dining with a woman at
restaurant in the Yasamal district of Baku. He then engages in a brawl with a restaurant employee, chases him through the restaurant with a knife in his hand and stabs the employee.
Asadullayev was subsequently sentenced to four months of imprisonment on charges of deliberate infliction of bodily harm and hooliganism.
This is not the first time that the police major-general’s son has got in trouble with law enforcement. In May 2010, Asadullayev, his brother and friends assaulted police officers after Asadullayev was taken into custody for attacking a woman. The police officers saw drunk Asadullayev beat a woman at 4AM near Winter Park in Baku. They apprehended Asadullayev, who cursed at the police and tried to hit an officer, and took him to the 27th police station.
While in custody, Asadullayev called his brother, who arrived a few minutes later with a group of young athletic men. Asadullayev’s clique insulted the police and demanded his release. Several policemen were injured in an ensuing scuffle.
The incident, however, went unpunished for the Asadullayev brothers, whose father apologized to the chief of the Yasamal District Police Office.
So why did the April 2015 brawl land Asadullayev in jail (even if only for 4 months), while the assault against the police did not?
As it turns out, the restaurant where Asadullayev showed his temper belongs to Arif Pashayev, President Ilham Aliyev’s father-in-law.