Deputies of the Urma village (Levashinsky District) the government building in Makhachkala, September 13, 2021. Photo by Rasul Magomedov for the Caucasian Knot

14 September 2021, 08:26

Urma villagers claim seizure of power by village head

The powers of Osman Salmanov, the head of the village administration, expired 11 months ago, but he would not admit the new head to work, residents of the Urma village and rural deputies have stated at a protest action held in Makhachkala.

On September 13, an initiative group of Urma villagers and a part of the rural deputy corps gathered in the central square of Makhachkala to draw republic's authorities' attention to the "usurpation of power by the ex-head of the village, Osman Salmanov."

An official of the administration of the head and government of Dagestan came out to the rally in the square and suggested to leave a written statement addressed to the acting head of the republic, Sergey Melikov. Then, such appeal was drawn up and signed by seven deputies, two initiative group members and by Magomedrasul Gadjiev, the newly elected village head. The group members told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent that their appeal had been registered at Mr Melikov's reception.

The letter criticizes the head of the Levashin District and the district deputy prosecutor, who, according to signatories, failed to take measures against the "raider seizure of power in the village of Urma."

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 13, 2021 at 05:58 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Rasul Magomedov Source: CK correspondent

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