Two police officers who forced Kabardino-Balkarian resident to pick cannabis to be tried
After a man picked a certain amount of wild cannabis under pressure from law enforcement officers, police officers filed a protocol of seizure.
In the Terek district of Kabardino-Balkaria, two police officers have been dismissed after forcing a local resident to picking wild cannabis with a view to later plant and withdraw it on charges of illegal drug trafficking.
According to TASS, the former Kabardino-Balkarian MIA officers are to face trial on criminal charges of abuse of official powers and forgery. The Kabardino-Balkarian Prosecutor's Office has referred the criminal case against police commissioners Boris Khabitov and Alim Belgarov to the Terek District Court.
According to the regional ICR Directorate, defendants have exerted pressure on one of the residents of the Urozhaynoye village, Terek region, informing him that they have a statement about an attempted rape of a minor girl committed by him.
The Prosecutor's Office has reported that police commissioners had promised to release him from liability if he had confessed to illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs, which he had not committed.
Once the victim agreed, Belgarov and Khabitov took him to the field and forced to collect wild cannabis.
When he picked the amount of hemp necessary for criminal case initiation, police officers seized it from the victim, issuing the appropriate protocol with an indication of false information on the participation of witnesses during the withdrawal.