Ukraine’s Justice Ministry accused the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) inspectors of committing criminal offence during the searches in the ministry and filed to the Prosecutor General's Office. Justice Ministry said the bureau had seized of documents without a court order. This was reported by the speaker of Prosecutor General's Office Andriy Lysenko in Facebook.
"The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine received charge papers on criminal offense signed by the Deputy Minister of Justice ... Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine entered data in the Single Register of pre-trial investigations and opened proceedings," Lysenko wrote.
He noted that the charge papers say about searches NABU detectives conducted in cabinet number 413 of the Justice Ministry of Ukraine at the Architector Horodetsky street in Kyiv.
"The statement indicates that the search was conducted in violation of the requirements of the Criminal Procedure Code, and in the actions of NABU officials there are signs of a criminal offense under Part 2 of Article 162 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine," Lysenko added.
As it was reported earlier the agents of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) held the searches in the office of the official of the Ministry of Justice and at the home of this official due to the operative information on the risk of the destruction of the number of the documents as the press service of the NABU reported.
"The emergence of the investigative action was grounded by the operative information on the risk of the destruction of the number of the documents that should be provided by the Justice Ministry within the investigation of the criminal proceeding by the NABU agents. This information confirmed during the search and the rest of the documents were confiscated", the message said.
Also, the NABU added that the official records that should be provided by the Justice Ministry to the NABU were also confiscated at the home of the official.