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Millionaire Russian politician shoots man he says he mistook for bear

Igor Redkin was served a two-month home arrest sentence as an interim restrictive measure for unintentionally capturing the person outdoors a dump close to the village of Ozernovsky, within the Ust-Bolsheretsky district, in accordance with state-owned information company RIA.

The capturing itself occurred on August 2, and the person later died in hospital.

Redkin is a member of the ruling United Russia, of which President Vladimir Putin is the de facto chief.

It took the rich politician 4 days to admit to the crime, after it was reported by the regional chief govt officer of the Investigative Committee on August 6.

Speaking on August 10, Redkin advised officers he was capturing on the dump in an try to scare off a bear however hit a person as an alternative.

The capturing was one in every of two disastrous incidents related to Redkin to happen in latest days.

On Thursday, a helicopter owned by his non-public firm crashed right into a lake within the Kamchatka peninsula in far jap Russia, leaving eight passengers feared lifeless, RIA stories.

One of the wealthiest deputies in Kamchatka, Redkin owns a fleet of helicopters by way of the corporate, Vityaz-Aero.

The press service of the Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM) in Kamchatka advised state information company TASS Thursday that “at 00:50 am Moscow time on August 12, 2021, information was received about a hard landing of the Mi-8 helicopter of the Vityaz-Aero company in the area of the Kuril Lake of the Kronotsky Reserve.”

The Russian Defense Ministry rapidly despatched an Mi-Eight helicopter, alongside three underwater automobiles, to the location, in accordance with RIA.

Eight folks had been saved, stated RIA, quoting the Ministry of Defense. The eight remaining passengers are feared lifeless.

The information has dealt one other blow to Redkin, who along with being charged underneath the article “murder,” was expelled from the United Russia celebration that helps Russian President Putin.

Deputy secretary of the celebration’s normal council, State Duma deputy Yevgeny Revenko advised RIA that, regardless of it being a case of “murder by negligence,” the celebration has a coverage of suspending the membership of any celebration member concerned in a legal case.

Redkin is ready to stay underneath home arrest till October 6.

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