Investigators Day commemorated with official event in Penza
Penza, 29 July 2015. PenzaNews. The investigative department of the Russian Investigative Committee in the Penza region held an official event on Wednesday, July 29, to celebrate Investigators Day.
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During the opening ceremony, the head of the regional RIC department Oleg Troshin congratulated his colleagues with the professional holiday and gave a brief summary to their work during the first half of 2015.
“One of our priority fields of work was and is investigation of crimes against socially vulnerable citizens, including children. Only the first 6 months of this year resulted in closure for 35 criminal cases on crimes against children,” said the department head.
According to him, 95% of murders and cases of grievous injury resulting in death were fully closed, while 100% of rape cases resulted in locating the culprits.
“Over 60 people were identified and held responsible for graft in the first half of the year. Moreover, 12 people with special status were held criminally responsible for various crimes,” Oleg Troshin stressed.
He added that 19 cases were dedicated to tax law violations and helped return over 50 million rubles back to the regional budget.
“Today, I would like to express my gratitude to the workers of courts, prosecutor’s office, departments of FSB, MVD, FSKN, FNS, EMERCOM. Effective cooperation and dedication to joint success brings its fruit. Most grievous crimes are closed thanks to well-knit friendly cooperation of investigators and departments. I believe that this cooperation will continue to improve in the future,” the head of investigative department concluded.
He was followed by the acting chairman of the regional government Valery Savin, who congratulated the audience from the name of the acting governor of the Penza region Ivan Belozertsev.
“The importance of your actions in the life of the state and the regions is ever-increasing, but your line of work remains the same: you protect the interests of the country and the prevalence of the law. Your service not only proved professionally and legally reliable, but is in the process of becoming one of the most valuable strengths among Russian law enforcement departments,” he stressed.
He was followed by the acting chairman of the Penza region Legislative Assembly Valery Lidin, who pointed out that the investigative bodies always remained important in strengthening the law and order, protecting the interests of the state and the constitutional rights of citizens.
In his turn, the head of Penza city Victor Kuvaytsev congratulated the workers and praised their high level of law and legal education.
“Safety and prosperity of our people, and, most importantly, their trust in the victory of justice depends on your professional skills,” he stressed.
Moreover, the heroes of the day received congratulations from the chief federal inspector Dmitry Kadenkov, the Penza region prosecutor Natalya Kantserova, the head of the regional FSB department major general Igor Khvostikov, head of the MVD department police major general Yuri Ruzlyaev, mayor Yuri Krivov and other official guests, each of them accompanying their words of gratitude with presents to the most distinguished officers.
The official event concluded with an award ceremony for the most diligent, skilled, steadfast and active officers who received their awards from the chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee and the department authorities.