Putin proposed to exempt entrepreneurs from custody, unless there is a consequence

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin holds a meeting in the far Eastern Federal district during a visit to the Nizhne-Bureiskaya hydroelectric power station. 3 August 2017Putin proposed to exempt entrepreneurs from custody, unless there is a consequence© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

Entrepreneurs should be freed from detention if the law enforcement bodies do not store them in the active investigation, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

«Often, when applying to the court for an extension (a preventive measure), representatives of the investigation did not show conclusive evidence that the result in General is that there are investigative actions. I think it is absolutely justified, if the lack of action on the conduct of the investigation the citizens under arrest, mean entrepreneurs will be from custody released,» — said Putin at a meeting on the implementation of major projects in the far East.

According to him, «it is necessary to practice in the Supreme court and the Prosecutor General, if necessary, to amend the law.» Most importantly, the President stressed that decisions were taken quickly. Putin noted that the current legislation provides for a special procedure of application of measures ensuring the investigation in relation to entrepreneurs.

«But law enforcement agencies often avoid this article by bringing cases under other articles, including fraud, and the investigation is very long,» — said the President and added that «from time to time, after the period provided by law» militiamen appeal to the court for extension of detention period.