The Head of the Investigative Committee will be briefed on the progress of the probe into the attack on a police officer in Bashkortostan

The Chairman of the Investigative Committee instructed the Head of the Investigative Department for the Republic of Bashkortostan, D.N. Cherniyayev, to report on the investigation of the probe into the assault on a law enforcement officer (Article 317 of the Criminal Code).

According to the investigation, on 3 December 2021, two district police officers went to the village of Akchishma to deliver a suspect in a criminal case. The suspect was at home with an acquaintance. The suspect refused the police officers' lawful requests to accompany them and, together with an acquaintance, actively resisted, during which they seized the police officer's weapon and one of the attackers fired several shots at the law enforcer. The perpetrators fled the scene in a vehicle. The policeman was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds. Two accomplices were detained in the course of investigative and search operations in the Fedorovsky district of the republic. One of them was hospitalised after an attempted suicide. The investigation seeks the pre-trial custody for the second detainee.

The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia instructed the Central Office of the Committee to supervise the process and the results of this probe.