DPS car. Photo: Fedor Obmaikin / Yugopolis

13 February 2019, 21:32

Three residents of North Ossetia arrested after assaulting policemen

One of the persons accused of beating up inspectors of the road-and-patrol service (DPS) in Vladikavkaz has been taken into custody; two more were placed under house arrest, investigators have announced today.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that at night on January 25, in Vladikavkaz, a group of men attacked two DPS inspectors, who were chasing an infringer. The police detained three persons.

Investigators have specified that one of the attackers suddenly struck a DPS inspector with his fist in the head; the inspector fell to the ground. Two other men attacked another inspector. They hit him in the face, ripped off the shoulder strap and the badge of a policeman. The attackers were drunk. Both policemen after the fight had bruises and abrasions, the report says.

One of the detainees, a 34-year-old resident of Beslan, was placed behind bars by the court decision. Two others, a 24-year-old resident of Beslan and a 27-year-old resident of the village of Suadag, were left under house arrest. All three were charged under the article "The use of violence against a power official", the Investigating Department for North Ossetia of the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) has informed on its website today.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 13, 2019 at 04:35 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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