Omsk parliamentarian who killed elk and elk calves deprived of mandate

Omsk parliamentarian who killed elk and elk calves deprived of mandate

Rashat Muratov was sentenced to mandatory labour. With that, he kept being the parliamentarian for a few months.

Member of the Council of the Omsk region’s Yarkovsoye settlement Rashat Muratov who had been sentenced for illegal hunting has been deprived of his mandate following intervention by the Prosecution Service, reports the media office of the regional supervisory authority.

In April, this year, court found Muratov guilty of illegal hunting committed by a group of parties with the use of a motorised vehicle that caused major damage. The parliamentarian was sentenced to 360 hours of mandatory labour, but he kept his mandate up until now which was a violation of the current legislation, the Prosecution Service notes.

Court estimated damage to the State from Muratov’s and his partner in crime’s actions at 720 thousand rubles ($11 thousand). The men were boar-hunting in a snowcar. However, they rode by an elk and 2 elk calves on their way. The hunters shot the animals and shared meat equally with each other. Inspectors of The directorate for protection of wildlife found a place where the elks were killed - 5 km away north-west of a settlement of Krasny Yar - and called law enforcers who in turn were on the deputy and his friend.

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