In Altai Region, a probe launched into negligence of authorities in Biysk

Upon results of preliminary investigation, the Altai Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia launched a probe under Part 1 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code of Russia. Previously the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Ivanovich Bastrykin had requested a report on the progress of the assessment.

According to investigators, from December 2019 to the present, officials of the Altai Regional Branch of the Social Insurance Fund, in violation of legislation on social protection of the disabled, have not provided a specialized wheelchair and chair-stool for a 13-year-old disabled girl in the city of Biysk. Despite the necessary documents collected by the child's parents, officials have not provided specialized equipment for a long time, which significantly violates the girl's rights.

During the investigation of the criminal case, investigators of the Investigative Committee will provide a principled legal assessment of the actions of the officials responsible for the procurement of equipment for the disabled. The criminal investigation continues.