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National Bureau of Investigation will specialize in prejudicial investigation, Security Service Chairman believes
22.03.2005 | 16:53
Ukrinform
The National Bureau of Investigation, which should be separated from the PGO bodies, will specialize in prejudicial investigat

The National Bureau of Investigation, which should be separated from the PGO bodies, will specialize in prejudicial investigation, Security Service Chairman Aleksandr Turchinov believes.

"The National Bureau of Investigation will specialize in prejudicial investigation on especially dangerous crimes, which include corruption, without doubt", he stated by way of commenting on creation of the National Bureau of Investigation in Ukraine.

According to the Security Service Chairman's opinion, prejudicial investigation is a "weak point" in proving the accused guilty and in determining punishments to persons, who committed crimes, including those accused of corruption.

The situation when the same persons are engaged in operational-investigation work, institute legal proceedings, carry out investigation and appear in courts is absurd and anti-Constitutional, Aleksandr Turchinov is convinced. Therefore, he believes, that the only possible way of creating the National Bureau of Investigation is to fulfill the Constitutional requirements and separate prejudicial investigation from the PGO.

The Security Service Chairman is opposed to granting operational-investigation functions to this new body. Creation of a new body and charging it, in addition to investigation work, with operational-investigation functions, will lead to appearance of another police structure. It will heighten tension in the society, weaken fighting corruption and organized crime and will compromise Ukraine in the eyes of the European Community, Aleksandr Turchinov states.

As Ukrinform earlier reported, on March 1 President Viktor Yushchenko announced a decision to create the National Bureau of Investigation. On March 15 the Head of State signed an instruction and the relevant decree to form a working group, which will develop a concept of the National Bureau of Investigation. People's deputies Volodymyr Stretovych and Viktor Korol were appointed its co-chairmen.

For the first time the National Bureau of Investigation was created in Ukraine in 1997. The new organization was headed by Oleh Lytvak, who was replaced soon by Vasyl Durdynets. But the Verkhovna Rada refused to adopt a resolution about financing the National Bureau of Investigation, therefore it was disbanded.

 

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