ICR Head suggested to block accounts of suspected of corruption until trial

ICR Head suggested to block accounts of suspected of corruption until trial
Aleksander Bastrykin

Head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Aleksander Bastrykin in his interview to Rossiyskaya Gazeta told about a need of amendments to the current legislation for the purpose of strengthening of efficiency of fight against corruption.

In particular, the Head of the Investigative Committee of Russia noted inefficiency of the existing system of search of the stolen property and property which is subject to arrest.

Absence of exact information on property of the suspect or the defendant at the first stage of investigation - one of the main problems connected with property attachment of suspects of corruption, Bastrykin noted.

The Head of the Investigative Committee suggested to bring changes to the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation, which would give the investigating officer with the consent of the Head of the investigating body an opportunity to block accounts of suspects, defendants and their close relatives for a period of 30 days, before court will pronounce a decision.

According to Aleksander Bastrykin, this period of time is necessary to the investigation for collection of sufficient evidential base, brining a charge and appeal to the court with the petition for a seizure of property of the defendant and members of his family. It especially concerns arrest of means of defendants on bank accounts, the Head of the Investigative Committee of Russia noted.

Besides, Bastrykin supported entering of special regulations for criminal prosecution of the officials accused of embezzlement of budgetary funds in the sphere of defense and safety of the state. Responsibility for such crimes should be more strict, Bastrykin emphasized.

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