Kurgan. September 10. INTERFAX – Kurgan Police opened a criminal case about attempt of plunder of the ark with the relics of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the press service of the Prosecutor of Kurgan region on Monday.
The case is qualified under part 3 of article 30, part 1 of article 164 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (attempt at plunder of subjects or documents having special historical, scientific, artistic and cultural value).
As reported “Interfax” the press service of the Supervisory authority, against the suspect are currently undergoing psychiatric examination, for this reason, the measure of restraint for him not chosen yet.
The city Prosecutor’s office has taken the investigation under special control.
As reported, the afternoon of 17 August the attacker under the guise of the parishioners came to the Cathedral, took the reliquary and headed for the exit. He was detained by parishioners and Ministers of the temple, who called the police, after which a previously convicted 39-year-old man was taken to the police.