Censor.NET reports quoting the statement by the Russian law enforcement agency.
"Nov. 15, 2016, the Major Crimes Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation initiated a criminal case against the Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukayev following a number of investigations undertaken by the Russian FSB," the statement reads.
The minister of economic development of the Russian Federation is currently in custody; investigative actions are conducted against him.
According to the investigators, Alexei Ulyukayev accepted $2 million in bribe on Nov. 14, 2016 for the review issued to Rosneft PJSC by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation allowing the company to purchase 50 percent of stocks of the state-owned Bashneft PJSC.
The Russian Investigative Committee plans to bring charges against Alexei Ulyukayev and file a petition to impose pretrial restriction against him in the near future.
$2 million in cash that was accepted by Minister of Economic Development of Russia Alexey Ulyukayev as a bribe was handed over to him under the supervision of law enforcement officers on Monday, a source familiar with the situation told Interfax news agency.
"The money was handed over to Ulyukayev as part of the investigative experiment supervised by the law enforcers," the source said.