Court opens cases against police officers attackers in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District

Court opens cases against police officers attackers in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District

The Kondinsky District Court opened several criminal cases in the wake of the attack on police officers, according to a report by the Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District to the TASS media outlet.

The Directorate of the MIA of the Russian Federation in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District previously reported on an assault on police officers in the Mezdurechensky village, Kondinsky District, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District.

Two highway patrol units on patrol tried to stop a fight between 2 groups of young people on January 1. However, the young people began beating the officers who had to fire several warning shots. They also had to shot once towards the crowd, according to ura.ru.

The officers were severely beaten during the fight; 2 of them were admitted to hospital. One of them suffered a penetrating traumatic brain injury; another one suffered broken legs. One of the attackers was also admitted to hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Four more attackers were arrested, according to the MIA. Their age ranges from 18 to 22 y. o. The Uray Inter-District Investigative Department of the Office of Investigations of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District - Yugra opened several criminal cases for violation of Article 318, parts 1 and 2 (Use of Violence Against a Representative of the Power that does not  endanger human life or health, or threats to use violence against a representative of power, or his relatives, in connection with the discharge  by his official duties and Use of Violence Against a Representative of the Power endangering the lives or health of the persons referred to in the first part of this Article, respectively) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

The investigators asked the court to impose pre-trial restrictions on the defendants and commit them to pre-trial detention facility.

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