A legal investigation into an alleged theft of land from OOO NLMK-Kaluga is led by Kaluga Regional Division of Inner Affairs. The disputed plot of land was allegedly stolen from OOO NLMK-Kaluga and later purchased by Nestlé-Russia for a hefty sum 62.three million rubles (just below 800,000 {dollars}).

Nestlé-Russia, the Russian subsidiary of Nestle S.A., a Swiss multinational food and drinks processing company, is going through scrutiny by Russian police in reference to an alleged theft of land from one among Russia’s largest metal corporations, OOO NLMK-Kaluga (LLC). A report by Novye Izvestia sheds mild on the continued investigation.

The highlights of the case are as follows:

– The land in query is situated in Kaluga Oblast, one of many quickly growing areas adjoining to Moscow. The location is a part of Vorsino industrial park established by the regional authorities in mid 2000s. The strategic location within the neighborhood of the nation’s capital and its major thoroughfares additionally supplies buyers with exemption from paying the tax on the property of organizations and lowered earnings tax charges.

– The location protecting an space of 8.35 hectares is wedged between the 2 enterprises, OOO NLMK-Kaluga (LLC) and Nestlé-Russia. In line with the publication, a self-employed entrepreneur Arabadzhi B.F. bought the land from OO NLMK-Kaluga in 2018 for mere 28,000 rubles (ca. 350 {dollars}) and offered it to Nestlé-Russia a 12 months later for a hefty sum of 62.three million rubles (ca. 790,000 {dollars}).

– After the acquisition, Nestlé-Russia demanded that the native authorities take away the infrastructure of the previous proprietor on the expense of Kaluga Area Growth Company. The infrastructure presently sitting on the location consists of sewage community and modular buildings.

– A legal investigation was launched by the native police on suspicion of theft of land from its lawful proprietor. The investigators will query the highest administration of Nestlé-Russia in reference to the case.

In line with the paperwork from the native Division of Rosreestr (Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography), one among Nestlé’s managers for work with state authorities was engaged within the execution of the transaction with particular person entrepreneur Arabadzh. When interrogated, the supervisor reportedly refused to testify, citing Article 51 of the Russian Structure that absolves from the duty to offer incriminating proof in opposition to oneself.

At current, the investigation has requested Nestlé-Russia LLC to offer details about the individuals who had been immediately concerned within the preparation, conclusion and execution of the contract with the person entrepreneur Arabadzhi B.F. to interrogate them and to filter the circumstances of the case, studies Novye Izvestia.
 
Nestle Russia shall be questioned by police relating to the Land Theft