The head of the Russian Investigative Committee's directorate in Chechnya, Sergei Bobrov, has left his post, just months after accepting it.
Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted Bobrov's resignation from the federal investigative unit.
Bobrov was appointed to a two-year stint as head the Investigative Committee in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya just seven months ago.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov wrote on his Instagram account that Putin must have had serious grounds for replacing Bobrov, adding that he would refrain from commenting on rumors.
Unconfirmed media reports in Russia said Bobrov had met serious resistance from Chechen authorities, whose alleged misdeeds Bobrov was tasked with investigating.