Valery Rashkin is charged with illegal hunting in the Saratov Region

The Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia continues to investigate the criminal case against Valery Rashkin, a deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. Based on the evidence gathered in the criminal case he was charged with committing a crime under Part 2 of Article 258 of the Criminal Code (illegal hunting).

The investigation petitioned the court for a measure of restraint in the form of the prohibition of certain actions. 

According to the investigation, on the night of October 28-29, 2021 on the territory of the hunting farm "Lebedka" in Saratov region, Rashkin armed with a carbine owned by him, together with other people, not having a permit for production of hunting resources, carried out the search, tracking and production of moose. Having killed the wild animal, Rashkin took measures to conceal his weapon, after which the accomplices made primary processing of the moose using knives and an axe they had with them. They put parts of the cut carcass into the luggage compartment and saloon of the car "Lada Largus" and then left the place of hunting. Subsequently, the car was detained by an employee of the committee for hunting and fishing of the Saratov region, which revealed the fact of illegal hunting of wild animals.

Earlier, based on the materials collected by the investigation, the State Duma gave its consent to deprive Rashkin of deputy immunity and initiate a criminal case against him.

Necessary investigative actions aimed at establishing all the circumstances of the crime are being carried out.