Kazakhstan, Astana, November 5 / Trend, A. Maratov /
Interior Ministry's agencies checked the information of children kidnapping, sacrifices, and blasts but neither of the reports has come true. These are quite unsubstantiated, unconfirmed rumors, the Press Service of Kazakh Interior Ministry reported on Saturday.
As the Ministry reported, it is identified that the rumors are overwhelmingly hooliganism sometimes related to someone's wish to scare friends, and frustrate lessons through various methods, including such information spread in the media. A number of persons have been identified on all these facts, and an action is likely to be brought against them. Particularly, police identified three persons suspected of spreading leaflets in the South Kazakhstan region telling that children have disappeared and that sacrifices have taken place. All the three persons are unemployed. Criminal cases have been launched on these facts on the Article 112 (Threat) of Kazakhstan's Penal Code. Investigation is underway. A series of expertise acts will be carried out.
"General criminogenic situation in the Republic is stable with the number of crimes decreased in some past days against the respective period of last year. Starting from November 1, territorial police have enforced the work to provide law and order and security of citizens. This has no relation to the rumors. This is a standard practice, furthermore, prior to and during holidays and other large-scale undertakings," the press release said.
Nurdelda Oraz, the Spokesman for the Interior Ministry, has reported that the Ministry's agencies do work to identify spreaders of the wrong negative information causing public response.