Court of Naberezhnye Chelny refused to arrest police officers accused of lawyers' beating

Court of Naberezhnye Chelny refused to arrest police officers accused of lawyers' beating

Law enforcement authorities are also incriminated falsification of evidences, official power abuse and arms trafficking.⁠

The City Court of Naberezhnye Chelny refused to the investigation to arrest two employees of Department combating organized crime of the Administration on Criminal Investigation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tatarstan in Naberezhnye Chelny, who are accused of beating of lawyers, arms trafficking and falsification of evidences. Lawyer of the dissatisfied party Irina Hrunova reported this to TASS.

Thus, according to the investigators, on August 17, 2016 senior operative Timur Garifullin and operative Ilgam Safin together with the staff of the Special Police Force with automatic machines broke into the Naberezhnye Chelny Bar. Police officers beat three lawyers, who were in a workplace, and two unarmed men. At the same time neither those, nor others showed resistance. In their turn, the law enforcement authorities did not have handcuffs and firearms. One of the victims got a closed fracture of nine ribs.

As it is said in case materials, in February, 2017 two operatives illegally bought a sawn-off shotgun of Izh-5 gun to hide a crime, they provided to one of the convicts, so that he could find a person ready to admit arms trafficking. Despite such heavy charges, the judge refused to satisfy the petition of the investigator for conclusion of the defendants into custody. The dissatisfied party decided to challenge this decision in the Supreme Court of Tatarstan, appeal will take place on April 21.

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