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A senior lieutenant, Todor Manchev, has been found dead. Plovdiv24.bg . Todor Manchev committed suicide at the Novo Selo test site in the late afternoon yesterday, where an exercise is being held. He was found dead with a gunshot wound in his room, the press center of the Ministry of Defense reported. Pre-trial proceedings have been instituted in the Military District Prosecutor’s Office in Sliven.
In connection with the manipulative allegations, the Ministry of Defense provides additional information on the case of the incident in Cheshnegirovo:
After an official inspection of RSVP – Plovdiv, two employees, including senior lieutenant Todor Manchev, were sanctioned with a remark by the director of the regional service. A follow-up inspection of the incident was carried out by the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Defense.
The Minister of Defense Georgi Panayotov did not sanction Senior Lieutenant Todor Manchev from the Military Police Service because of the case in Cheshnegirovo, as he considered that there were no violations committed by him.
By orders of the Minister of Defense of 15.07.2021, the director of RSVP – Plovdiv Colonel Ventsislav Radkov and the head of the sector in the Control and Security Department Major Georgi Merdjanov were released from military service.
The inspection of the Military Police Service for identification of other servicemen and officials related to the incident in Cheshnegirovo continues, as well as the investigation into the case of the Military District Prosecutor’s Office – Plovdiv.