ASTANA, November 23. /TASS/. The Specialized Interdistrict Investigative Court has extended the detention of an entrepreneur, McDonald's franchise owner in Kazakhstan, Belarus and some Russian regions, Kairat Boranbayev, for two months. This was reported on Wednesday by the press service of the court.
"On October 12, 2022, the specialized inter-district investigative court of the city of Astana extended the term of the authorized measure of restraint in the form of detention against the suspect Kairat Boranbayev for two months," the report said," the press service reported.
The businessman was taken into custody in mid-March over a criminal case involving major theft in the quasi-state sector. The period of detention has already been prolonged several times.
Boranbayev’s daughter, Alima, was married to Aisultan Nazarbayev, who died in London in 2020. He was the grandson of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first President of Kazakhstan.
The McDonald's press service said earlier that the chain of fast food eateries in Kazakhstan would suspend operations from November 18 due to constraints in local supplies.