The group consisted of more than 20 people.

In Dushanbe, the activity of a fraudulent network that was engaged in theft of money paid for the use of electricity was revealed. According to the Dushanbe Ministry of Internal Affairs in a special video report, the group consisted of more than 20 people.

It was organized by the electric welder of the Communication Service under the Government of Tajikistan, Mahmadi Azizov, who downloaded a special hacker program to his home computer, through which he reduced the electricity consumption on the electricity meters of the residents of Dushanbe.

To his scam, he attracted a colleague - the electric welder of the Communication Service Sobirov Tojiddin, who took on the role of an intermediary and attracted the controllers of Dushanbe power grids. Those, in turn, negotiated with customers - users of electricity, who, in exchange for money, gave them their own electricity meters, which the controllers transferred through Sobirov Azizov and he reduced the indicators on the meters. The money stolen in this way for electricity was shared by the scammers.

According to the investigation, from December 2017 to August 2020, they handed over 130 electricity meters to Sobirov and Azizov to reduce their electricity consumption indicators..

At the moment, Mahmadi Azizov and Tojiddin Sobirov were taken under preliminary arrest, the investigation considers the amount of damage caused to the state by their actions. The investigation in this case continues.