Employees of the Agency for Financial Monitoring of Kazakhstan detained the former Vice Minister of Energy Zhumabay Karagaev.
“Former Vice Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Zhumabay Karagaev, heads of electronic trading platforms and persons involved in an unjustified increase in prices for liquefied petroleum gas in the Mangistau region were detained,” he is quoted as saying. TASS agency statement.
According to the department, in relation to Karagaev, a court order authorized detention for a period of two months.
Fuel price hikes were one of the reasons for the demonstrations that turned into riots in Kazakhstan.