Alexander Bastrykin instructs to hand probe in police investigator murder over to Central Office of Investigative Committee of Russia

In line with an instruction of Alexander Bastrykin, Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, the criminal probe in a murder of a senior police investigator in Moscow Region was handed over to the Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee in order to carry out most comprehensive and impartial investigation.

To investigate the crime, a team was formed, which, along with the staff of the Investigative Committee, included representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Federal Security Service of Russia. Forensic experts of the Central Office of the Investigative Committee left for the scene to take part in investigative actions and assist in solving the crime.

At the moment, the actions of unidentified persons are qualified under Article 317 of the Criminal Code of Russia (encroachment on the life of an officer of a law-enforcement body) and Part 1 of Article 222 of the Criminal Code of Russia (illegal acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, transportation, or bearing of firearms).

Alexander Bastrykin instructed to conduct a complex of investigative actions and criminal intelligence and surveillance operations aimed at identifying the persons involved in the crime, including to arrange the required expertise in the shortest possible time, ensuring a thorough study of the items already seized during the inspection of the scene. He also instructed to carefully assess other possible versions of the murder, along with the version related to impeding the professional activities of the victim.

Chairman of the Investigative Committee took the criminal investigation under his personal care.

Official spokesperson for the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation                                        S. Petrenko