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Tbilisi. Ex-member of the Georgian Parliament Bondo Shalikiani was murdered in Minks, Rustavi-2 TV company reports on Tuesday, August 7.
According to the TV company's information, Shalikiani and a man, accompanying him, were both killed. As the BLACK SEA PRESS correspondent was told by former MP of Georgia Valeri Gelbakhiani, who had met with Shalikiani in Belarus, when he was living there for some years, "a killer murdered Shalikiani".
"In the morning, I phoned to my friends, residing in Minsk, and they told me that Shalikiani had been murdered by a killer, I do not know anything about other circumstances of his death", he noted.
Shalikinai was considered to be the most influential person in Imereti region (Western Georgia, Kutaisi is the biggest city of the region). He controlled oil products business and owned "Kutaisi" company.
At the same time Shalikiani was accused not once of ties with the criminal world by different political forces, including Imereti ex-governor.
On March 5, 2005, majority member of the Georgian Parliament from Tkibuli Bondo Shalikiani was detained as a result of a special operation. According to police's information, different kinds of firearms were revealed in his house during the search. Shalikiani was brought charges of tax-dodging, appropriation of someone's property and firearms illegal possession.
On July 22, 2005, Shalikiani was released from pre-trial detention. As BLACK SEA PRESS correspondent was told in the General Prosecutor's Office at that time, Bondo Shalikiani had transferred to the state voluntarily "Sairme" sanatorium, his shares in the motor, tractor and electromechanical plants. Besides, Shalikiani paid GEL280 thousand ($190 thousand) compensation for damage, inflicted by his activity to the state.