Abayev: Police has no almighty power, but does its part

Abayev: Police has no almighty power, but does its part

26 July, 17:16 283
Abayev: Police has no almighty power, but does its part

The head of the authority noted it is biased point of view to say we live in criminal chaos.

While interview to a correspondent of INA Kazinform Minister of Information and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan Dauren Abayev valued a work done as a part of Denis Ten’s high-profile murder investigation.

- Thank you for agreeing to answer our questions. And we want to discuss something that today worries almost everyone - the provision of law and order in our country, especially in the light of the tragic death of the famous skater Denis Ten. As the minister in charge of communication between the government and society, tell why the Ministry of Internal Affairs is always late with official statements?

- First of all, as of the death of Denis Ten, the Ministry of Internal Affairs provided the hottest data to journalists.  Another thing is that any information should be checked thoroughly. Even in the most urgent conditions, a state agency has no right to publish facts without their respective verification.

Besides, in accordance with Criminal Process Code data of pre-trial investigation are not subject to disclosure. They can be made public only with the permission of the prosecutor to the extent that they are considered to be possible. By the way, there was no information vacuum in this case.

- What comment can you give on calls for Minister Kassymov’s retirement?

- The death of one of the most famous athletes in the country, the idol of millions, shocked our society. Moreover, it revealed a number of serious problems with regard to ensuring the rule of law in the country. In this situation of universal emotional shock, it is not surprising that the reaction of many citizens has become just such a requirement.

But emotions have never been allies of effective solutions, especially staffing. We must understand this.

Kalmukhanbet Kasymov is a professional policeman, a great professional in his field with vast experience.

Despite all the criticism, in the area of law enforcement, he has achieved serious results in terms of the detection of crimes, reducing the crime situation.

As of head of Almaty internal affairs department Serik Kudebayev personally goes to the scene for the detention of dangerous criminals. The investigation of the death of the Kazakhstani figure skater was not an exception. The process of suspected criminals took lea than a day. Hence, they do their work properly.

Mass media published articles on low leveled professional among policemen. Perhaps it happens to be. But there are also employees who are faithful always to their cause, who sacrifice their lives for the sake of the well-being and tranquility of our society. Why do we keep silent about them? You can’t reduce everyone to the same level.

- The media expressed the opinion that Almaty from the "cultural" capital turned into a "criminal" ...

You probably remember that with the adoption of the new Code of Criminal Procedure, all signals of offenses as crimes are registered.

But even at the same time, the crime rate in the city decreased by 10%, the disclosure was improved. In addition, the indicators of such grave offenses as murders, robberies, robberies, car thefts and others have seriously fallen.

And we should not forget that during this period additional administrative-territorial units were attached to Almaty, and there was a high dynamics of internal migration. After all, the southern capital remains one of the main economic centers of attraction of the republic.

It is in Almaty that one of the highest rates of equipping streets and districts with outdoor surveillance cameras.

Of course, the police are not all-powerful, but to say that we live in a criminal chaos is not objective.

And we should not forget that during this period additional administrative-territorial units were attached to Almaty, and there was a high dynamic of internal migration. After all, the southern capital remains one of the main economic centers of attraction of the republic.

It is in Almaty that one of the highest rates of equipping streets and districts with outdoor surveillance cameras.

Of course, the police are not all-powerful, but to say that we live in a criminal chaos is not objective.

- Why did Kalmukhambet Kassymov not personally address the journalists at yesterday's briefing on the case of Denis Ten's murder?

"The answer has already been given to this question, according to Deputy Interior Minister Rashid Zhakupov, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is on a business trip.

Nevertheless, representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs gave detailed comments on all questions during the press conference. From myself, I can add that Kalmukhanbet Kasymov is aware of what is happening and keeps the situation under his control.

From the ethical point of view, do you think that the Ministry of Internal Affairs should apologize for the death of the athlete?

"The death of Denis Ten is a great tragedy for Kazakhstan, I think that the bitterness of loss and moral responsibility for what happened, one way or another, is felt by each of us. This is very clearly traced through social reactions.

It is difficult for me to say how fair it is to demand public apologies from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, but I agree with the opinion of Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Rashid Zhakupov that the issue of apology is outside the legal plane.

As you know, at the moment, an office check of the Almaty Department of Internal Affairs is conducted. I am sure that if the results of the audit establish the responsibility of law enforcement agencies, the necessary measures will be taken. So let's wait for its results.

- Do you support the permission for possession of traumatic and short-barreled weapons for Kazakhstani people?

- First of all, I want to note that for the legalization of such things a high culture of carrying weapons is necessary.

Moreover, there is no guarantee that free carrying of weapons will lead to a decrease in the level of crime.

In many countries, especially in the United States, many copies are broken around this issue. Recall one of the most tragic cases in Las Vegas last year, when as a result of the massacre, 59 people were killed and more than 500 were injured. Still, the question of society's preparedness for such things should be put at the center of the matter.

In general, unfortunately, we are never insured against the most negative scenarios. A few days ago in Toronto, on one of the busy streets of the city, a criminal with mental illness shot dead passers-by. Two died, more than a dozen was injured.

All that remains to be done in such cases is to learn the right lessons and solve systemic problems systematically.

- Thank you for the interview!

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