ICR filed case after attack on police officer during rally in Moscow 

ICR filed case after attack on police officer during rally in Moscow
A police officer was hospitalized after being attacked by participants of the unauthorized rally in Moscow Photo: Anton Sergienko / RBC

Unknown persons caused serious bodily injury to a police officer in the center of Moscow.

The Investigative Committee has initiated a criminal case into the attack on a police officer during the unauthorized opposition rally in Moscow. This is reported by the press service of the Moscow Department of the Investigative Committee.

“According to the investigation, on March 26, unknown persons deliberately inflicted multiple blows by an unidentified object to the head of a 33-year-old police officer, who was in the course of duty, including for public order maintenance in the center of Moscow,” the message says.

It is noted that the injured police officer was taken to hospital in a grave condition; the necessary care is currently provided to him.

The criminal case has been initiated based on the elements of crime provided for in Art. 317 of the Russian Criminal Code (Encroachment on the Life of an Officer of a Law-enforcement Agency).

“A set of investigative actions aimed at establishing all the circumstances of the incident and detaining persons involved in the commission of the crime is currently underway,” the Investigative Committee reports.

According to the agency’s official representative Svetlana Petrenko, the criminal case has been referred to the Main Investigations Directorate on behalf of the ICR Chairman.

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