Georgia, Tbilisi, September 13 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
The Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs is putting forward a new legislative initiative, whereby parents of minor children who have made hoax calls about bombs, will be subject to a fine.
'Information of anonymous false reports about explosive devices in various sites in Georgia have been more frequent in recent times which causes concern amongst the population's and serious financial damage to both the state and private organisations', a statement from Georgia's Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
The agency proposes to tighten the country's legislation in order to prevent such cases.
'The ministry has already developed a project which will be submitted to parliament in the near future. There will be changes made to Article 331 of the Criminal Code which envisages responsibility 'for a false report about a terror act' and punishment for this crime will be tightened. There will be changes to the Code of Administrative Offences too', the statement said.
Yesterday employees at Rustavi-2 and Imedi TV, as well as personnel at Tbilisi airport were evacuated due to a phone call about alleged bombs. A 39-years-old man and two minors were detained for anonymous calls. The latter two received a verbal warning.
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