The National anti-corruption Bureau (NACB) stated that it did not refuse to take the case from the GPU and see no reason for this. About it reports a press-service of the anticorruption body.
In the NEB noted that the authority operates within the law, adding that the investigation of cases from the GPU creates an additional burden.
“Given the fact that in connection with the termination of powers of the investigative authorities to carry out an investigation, the law provides for the transfer to NAB suspects him of production, registered until December 2015, National Bureau sees no reason not to accept the materials of these industries from the General Prosecutor’s office. However, we note that the Bureau has repeatedly warned that the transfer of cases from the GPU poses risks to ongoing investigations, detectives on top of corrupt officials”, – stated in the message.
In the anti-corruption body also complained about the limited human resources to investigate all available cases.
“Human resource National Bureau of detectives which combine the functions of investigation and investigators, and most of the investigative actions carried out entirely on their own, not comparable with the resources of prosecutors who conducted preliminary investigation on the operational support of the internal Affairs bodies, bodies of security, bodies of the fiscal service and the like. Of course, it is a pity that the General Prosecutor’s office, with such powerful resources, are unable to provide full and prompt investigation of these industries in the past two years,” said NABOO.
NABU also promised to assess all possible risks associated with the transfer of cases from the GPU, and in the near future to submit their proposals for their minimization.
As previously reported, Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko declared that the NEB refuses to take the case from the GPU.
Recall that the GPU has opened a criminal case, which featured the Director of the National anti-corruption Bureau Sytnyk. Later in the NEB announced that it has opened a criminal case on the fact of possible illicit enrichment Lutsenko. The Bureau says that the investigation started on 30 October, pursuant to the court decision. Former Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin claims that the investigation against Lutsenko began after his statement. Meanwhile, the NAB edition of the INSIDER said that Kuzmin them throws such appeals, and when they refuse, filed a lawsuit in the court, which requires the Bureau to open an investigation.