Deputy Rashkin announced his readiness to appear in the Investigative Committee The Communist deputy wrote a letter to Bastrykin, in which he announced his readiness to appear before the investigator “to give the necessary explanations.” Rashkin was detained with a moose carcass in the trunk of his car at the end of October
State Duma deputy from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Valery Rashkin, announced his readiness to come to the investigator and give explanations on the moose hunting case, as well as participate in other investigative actions.
The parliamentarian sent a letter to the chairman of the Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, its text is quoted by RIA Novosti. and Interfax. In it, Rashkin writes that the investigators of the central office of the Investigative Committee are in the process of a criminal case initiated under item “ a '' h. 1 tbsp. 258 of the Criminal Code (illegal hunting), “ associated with the event of elk hunting '', the carcass of which was discovered and seized at the end of October, a few kilometers from the village of Lysye Gory in the Saratov region.
“ This event took on a lot of speculation and speculation by journalists, politicians and statesmen, '' & mdash; Rashkin believes. According to him, he “ in order to ensure the establishment of the truth in the case, the early completion of the investigation '' I am ready, together with a lawyer, to appear before the investigator “ to give the necessary explanations, to participate in other investigative actions. ''
RBC turned to the representative of Rashkin Nadezhda Veselova for a comment.
< p>Rashkin was detained on October 29 in the Lysogorsky district of the Saratov region with an elk carcass in the trunk of his car. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, an ax and two knives with traces of blood were also found in the car. The police opened a criminal case, which was then transferred to the regional administration of the UK, and then to the central office of the department. Under the article on illegal hunting, a punishment of imprisonment for up to two years may be threatened.
Later, at the site of cutting the elk carcasses, the police found a gun with a night vision scope, cartridges for it, a tripod and a hunting ticket. The weapon and the document were issued in the name of the deputy, according to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Saratov region.
The deputy admitted that he could become a victim of a provocation. According to the parliamentarian, law enforcement agencies are “ turning everything upside down '' and are trying to prove that it was he who killed the animal. Rashkin insists that he accidentally found a butchered moose carcass when he was walking in the woods, and decided to take it to the police.
State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said that if during the investigation it would be necessary to involve Rashkin accountable, then the Attorney General may ask to lift his parliamentary immunity. “ If this happens, we will not postpone consideration of the issue, we will immediately schedule a meeting, hear the arguments of the Attorney General and make a decision, '' & mdash; he said.
Members of the State Duma and the Federation Council have parliamentary immunity. While it is valid, they cannot be held criminally or administratively liable. In addition, they cannot be detained or arrested, searched and interrogated (except in cases of arrest at the scene of a crime).
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