MOSCOW, March 23 (RAPSI, Nikolay Merkulov) - Moscow’s Basmanny District Court on Friday ruled to put the chief of the Federal Antimonopoly Service’s Dagestan Directorate Kubasay Kubasayev charged with taking over 2.5 million rubles ($45,500) in bribes in detention for 2 months, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.

Kubasayev will be jailed until May 22.

The defendant asked the court to place him under house arrest. He refused to comment on his alleged involvement in taking bribes.

According to investigation, between 2013 and 2015, Kubasayev received money, Swiss watches and sporting gun for a total of about 2.6 million rubles from Shamil Kadiyev, the director of the republic’s state public institution Office of the Single State Customer - Developer. In return, he did not obstruct the holding of auctions by the organization for the right to concluding government contracts.

The official could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.