The Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) for the Trans-Baikal Territory opened a criminal case against the mayor of Sretensk, Evgeny Kirgizov, under Part 1 of Art. 318 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (threat of violence against a representative of power in connection with the performance of his official duties). He could face up to five years in prison. According to local media, on the evening of March 10, the head of the city got into an accident while driving while intoxicated, and threatened with a police ax during the arrest.
According to investigators, on March 10, in the city of Sretensk, at about 20:00 local time, two police officers stopped a car that the suspect was driving while intoxicated.
“In order to obstruct the legitimate demands of the police, the head of the urban settlement tried to hit the employees with an ax. One of the police officers neutralized the suspect by snatching an ax from his hands, ”the statement says. statement department press office.
The decision to initiate a criminal case against Yevgeny Kirgizov, taking into account the special legal status of the suspect, was taken by acting. Andrey Bespechansky, the head of the local investigative department of the TFR for the Trans-Baikal Territory, the department added.
Earlier today, on March 11, the publications Chita.ru and Vechorka, citing sources, reported that Yevgeny Kirgizov, in a state of intoxication, got into an accident, fled the scene of the accident, and threatened with a police ax during his arrest. In addition, it is alleged that the police seized a pistol from the detained head of the city.
Evgeny Kirgizov is a member of the LDPR party. He became mayor of Sretensk in March 2022. In 2016, he was cleared of his conviction under three articles: “Hooliganism” (Article 213 of the Criminal Code), “Deliberate destruction or damage to property” (Article 167 of the Criminal Code), “Use of violence against a representative of authority” (Article 318 of the Criminal Code).
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