Parliamentary Committee approved amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code. The decision was made today at a meeting of the parliamentary Committee on Law, Order and Crime Control.
According to the deputy Ismail Isakov, the draft bill was worked out to bring the legal acts in the line with norms of the Constitution. "According to the amendments, only a public prosecutor's office is authorized to initiate and investigate criminal cases against high-ranking officials. A few days ago the Constitutional Chamber made a decision that caused resonance in society, but I welcome it. It once again shows how vital the topic is," Ismail Isakov said.
As the deputy Myktybek Abdyldayev stressed, the Criminal Procedure Code clearly states that investigation of offenses, committed by the President, government members, MPs, judges, the Central Election Commission, Chamber of Accounts, is carried out by prosecution agencies, regardless of their investigative jurisdiction.
"There was an interesting moment when the Constitutional Chamber declared transfer of the case against the judge Mamasadyk Abdykalykov to the State Committee for National Security by the Prosecutor General Aida Salyanova unconstitutional. Because of it, a few hundred cases may remain questionable. The defense will appeal against it, of course. In 1996, the Constitutional Court took similar decision, the story repeated. Today we need to competently deal with the situation using legal norms. Today, members of the Constitutional Chamber can not interpret the provisions of the Constitution. The deputies also have no such right. To remedy the situation it is necessary to amend the Criminal Procedure Code, according to which the investigation of crimes, committed by senior officials, is carried out not only by prosecution agencies, but also by other bodies. But then we have to change the Constitution. In general, I want to note that after the decision of the Constitutional Chamber a bill designed to eliminate the created collision will be submitted to the Parliament for consideration," he said.