Drunken candidates for deputies from Far East set fire to administration building
They explained their motives by alcohol intoxication.
Two candidates for deputies from the LDPR (nationalist Liberal Democrats) in the Amur settlement Progress have been arrested for setting fire to the administration building. This is reported by Amurskaya Pravda and Amur.info.
It is specified that the incident occurred on the night of February 18. According to preliminary data, the politicians broke a window on the first floor, threw a burning car tire into the administration building, and disappeared by car.
Investigators were able to track the suspects down by their shoe impressions and tire tracks. CCTV recordings also helped to identify them — after studying the video, the policemen identified the car in which the suspects traveled, the Amur central board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports.
The detainees are 36 and 41. They turned out to be registered candidates for deputies of the local Council of People's Deputies from the LDPR. Head of Progress, Sergey Provotorov, has confirmed this information, media report.
The candidates have already confessed everything, but could not explain their motives, noting only that they were in a state of intoxication. A criminal case under part 2 of Art. 167 of the Russian Criminal Code (Intentional Destruction or Damage to Property) has been initiated. The punishment for their actions envisages an imprisonment for up to 5 years.