Astana, Kazakhstan, Feb.20
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakhstan General Prosecutor's Office arrested a number of individuals involved in the initial mailing of false information on the financial situation of banks, General Prosecutor spokesman Nurdaulet Suindikov said at a briefing in Astana on Feb.20
"The said persons confessed and told in detail about the circumstances of the action" he said.
"The are members of one Almaty law firm and a bank's lawyer among the detainees," the spokesman said.
"Their testimony, as well as explanations of other revealed and detainees are subjected to thorough verification. Overall, law enforcement agencies are taking steps to uncover and bring to justice all those responsible for the preparation and dissemination of false information" Suindikov noted.
"The matter is an administrative and criminal liability,"he said.
As reported previously, complex search operations are conducted by law enforcement agencies to
to identify those who spread false information on the verge of bankruptcy of Center Credit bank,
This misinformation has caused significant harm and increased social tension in the society.
Affected banks have already started work on presentation of claims for damage to property.
Furthermore, the Prosecutor General's Office has made proposals to Parliament for strengthening the criminal liability for disseminating false information that could cause substantial and irreversible harm.
Translated by S.I.
Edited by C.N