MOSCOW, September 4 (RAPSI) – Russia’s business ombudsman Boris Titov has pushed for extending the powers of prosecutors concerning supervision over investigators, his press service reports Wednesday.
According to Titov, prosecutors must have an opportunity affect investigation throughout all stages if procedural violations are found.
The ombudsman believes that investigators must be obliged to obtain the prosecutors’ approval of holding public operational-investigative activities.
Prosecutors should be also authorized to adjust investigators’ motions for detention or house arrest as well as petitions to extend these restrictive measures, the statement reads.Moreover, the Criminal Procedure Code is to envisage the
prosecutors’ power to approve orders on institution of criminal proceedings and termination of criminal cases if legally applicable.
According to the Prosecutor General’s Office official Yury Karapetyan, in the first six months of 2019, prosecutors revealed over 25,000 violations committed by investigators.