Saratov law enforcers sorting out case of Deputy Vantsov's beating

Saratov law enforcers sorting out case of Deputy Vantsov's beating
Aleksandr Vantsov

The Saratov police checks different versions of the incident involving City Council Deputy and member of the Edinaya Rossiya (United Russia political party) Aleksandr Vantsov in the Zavodskoy District Administration building.

According to preliminary data, the official was taken to hospital in a state of moderate severity back on September 16. The reason for hospitalization was the attack, which had taken place in the Zavodskoy District Administration building. According to Vantsov himself, he was beaten because the district administration was dissatisfied with his work.

Meanwhile, local officials are still bewildered by how such incident could occur within the administrative walls. At a meeting of the Committee on the Local Government, which took place the other day, the Head of the District Administration Andrey Zhukov told the deputies that law enforcers were conducting an inquiry into the incident. "As far as I know, the police are carrying out checks, including under Article 306 of the Russian Criminal Code for false denunciation. They keep on canceling the decision to institute criminal proceedings," Andrey Zhukov noted.

Deputies participating in the meeting of the Committee asked to explain the situation, noting that they did not understand where this information had come from, and why it got all the news coverage.

When asked by the deputies whether their colleague had indeed been beaten in the administration building, Andrey Zhukov stated the following: "It's something we would never allow ourselves." Following this phrase, the Deputy Aleksandr Yanklovich decided to clarify: "So it was not you who beat him? Well that's good news."

It should be added that the CrimeRussia had previously reported on another scandal involving the Deputy in question. In 2013, Aleksandr Vantsov accused his colleague and fellow party member Sergey Gusev of links with organized crime groups and involvement in the organization of illegal fuel production on the territory of Saratov.

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