Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy Alexander Khinshtein
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Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy Alexander Khinshtein discussed with KP.RU political observer Alexander Gamov the case of the robbery of a veteran of a special operation in the Khabarovsk Territory.
– Hello Sasha! An absolutely terrible case: in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, a veteran of a special military operation was robbed, combat money and military awards were stolen. And – even certificates for them. That is, the criminals knew who they were robbing from, as I understand it.
– Yes, Sasha, I read the message posted on the website of the Prosecutor General’s Office.
It was she who intervened in this unlimited, in my opinion, situation and restored the rule of law.
There, in fact, it is said that personal belongings of an SVO member were stolen: 4 state awards with certificates, as well as a million rubles.
Simply correct: not stolen, that is, kidnapped.
– Who cares?
“Because it’s about theft, not theft.”
The policemen, who were called to the crime scene, refused to open a criminal case, “due to the absence of a criminal event.”
This is an important legal detail that needs to be explained to our readers.
The absence of a criminal act, from the point of view of the Criminal Procedure Code, means that no illegal act was committed.
That is, there is no crime, despite the fact that article 158 of the Criminal Code clearly states that cases are initiated if there is damage from 5,000 rubles.
Significant damage is recognized as an amount of 250 thousand, and especially large – from a million rubles.
That is why the case was opened – at the end, in the most difficult part of this article – paragraph 4 of article 158.
– How could this be? Why did the investigator of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Khabarovsk Territory, and his leaders “did not see the facts of the crime”?
– All this also raises big questions for me.
Not only that, the interrogators themselves did not see the “crime event” in this situation.
But after all, the head of the investigative department in Komsomolsk-on-Amur approved the decision that a million rubles, awards and personal items stolen from a veteran are not a crime.
To my knowledge, there is no difference between those who stole awards from an NVO veteran and those who tried to bury this crime.
Therefore, I think that the most correct thing would be to send both the interrogating officer, who made this decision without limits, and their leader, who approved this decision, to the NVO zone. Where, as the leadership of the Ministry of the Interior has repeatedly emphasized, police officers take an active part.
That there, as they say, behind the tape, they realize and understand what military awards are and at what cost they are obtained.
– You and I will follow the further course of the investigation, right?
– Of course, we will follow this, as well as any other resonant situation that falls into our field of vision.
But here I am calm, because the General Prosecutor’s Office intervened and it was at her request that the Komsomolsk-on-Amur prosecutor’s office initiated this criminal case.
The prosecutor annulled the decision to refuse as illegal.
And I must point out, in fact, a very active role in human rights played today by the eye of the sovereign.
It is prosecutors today who are at the forefront of protecting the rights of citizens, including participants in the SVO.
And here I cannot fail to mention the very offensive, objective and conscientious position of the Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov, who takes such resonant situations under his personal control.
– Thank you!