Suspicion was announced to 5 persons for withdrawal of land near the Hasidic pilgrimage center from state ownership
This is reported by Radio Svoboda.
"The Security Service of Ukraine has blocked corruption mechanisms organized by the local authorities of Cherkasy region. Officials planned to withdraw from state ownership land plots worth over UAH 10 million. All of them are located near the historical and cultural center named after Rabbi Nachman (Hasidic pilgrimage site). Employees of the security service established that the organized group included the state registrar of one of the AHS of the Cherkasy region, former law enforcement officers and entrepreneurs. According to the developed "scheme", officials forged decisions of local self-government bodies and illegally registered ownership of land plots. Due to the actions of malefactors, merchants managed to get private ownership of almost 0.5 hectares of land near the historical and cultural center named after Rabbi Nachman in Uman, " the SBU press service said in a statement.
According to the agency, now the issue of returning land to state ownership is being resolved, five organizers of the transaction were informed of suspicion. The offences under articles regarding fraud, crimes by prior agreement, forgery of documents and official abuse are in question.
The pre-trial investigation continues.
The Tomb of Tzaddik (righteous) Nachman, the founder of the so-called Bratslav movement of Hasidism, is located in Uman - one of the most revered shrines and a place of pilgrimage for representatives of this movement. All Jews from this branch of Hasidism consider it their duty to visit the grave of Tzaddik Nachman at least once in their lives and believe that the new year if they meet it at Rosh Hashanah in Uman, will definitely be happy for them.