ICR Head suggested to block accounts of suspected of corruption until trial
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.
Corruption is overwhelming in the Republic of Bashkortostan. It infiltrates all branches of power. The recent arrests in the Bashkir Prosecutor’s Office clearly show that justice can be bought and sold there, while the verdict of Themis depends only on the purse size. All powerful officials and businessmen in the republic know how much it costs to institute or dismiss a case. After the replacement of the regional head, the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation has found out that not only the supreme authorities of the Republican Prosecutor’s Office are involved in the corruption scheme – but judges and high-ranked police commanders as well. What officials have sullied their reputation with bribe-taking and are going to fall victims to yet another sweeping purge? What are millions of rubles paid for? What is the true scale of corruption in the region – champion among national republics by that parameter?