The Head of the Investigative Committee of Russia instructs to launch a criminal case on the fact of environmental pollution in one of the districts of Novosibirskaya oblast

Residents of SNT Zvezdnoye (A not-for-profit organization supporting the needs of all allotment holders) in Novosibirskaya oblast addressed to the authorities of the Investigative Committee of Russia in connection with the current unfavorable environmental situation due to waste from the Enterprise, which, according to residents, pollute water bodies and forests due to the absence of treatment facilities and inaction of the local authorities. It is also reported that earlier the residents of the Krasny Yar settlement of the Kubovinsky settlement council of Novosibirskiy raion of Novosibirskaya oblast, adjacent to the mentioned above Enterprise, had already drawn the attention of the authorities to this environmental problem.

On this fact, the investigating authorities of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for Novosibirskaya oblast are conducting a pre-investigation inspection in accordance with Part 1, Article 250, Part 1, article 251 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (water and air pollution). In addition, on August 18, 2022, the Autorities of the Regional Directorate held a reception of an initiative group of local residents on the mentioned issue.

The Chairman of the IC of Russia instructed Mr. Zaripov V.B., acting Head of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for Novosibirskaya oblast to launch a criminal investigation and submit a report.

The investigation is a subject to control in the Main Investigative Directorate of the Russian Investigative Committee.