For the duration of the state of emergency, the periods of conducting criminal investigations into cases started before or during the state of emergency, with some exceptions, will be interrupted, as the Commission for Exceptional Situations decided on March 28, IPN reports.
The periods of examining applications about offenses, of compiling ascertaining documents, of solving applications during investigations and of challenges and the period of keeping a person classed as a suspect will also be interrupted. The periods will be resumed when the state of emergency is lifted.
The decision does not apply to cases within which preventive measures were proposed or were taken or where victims and witnesses are protected, temporary medical safety measures are taken or those that involve minor victims.
The criminal investigation measures whose delay endangers the obtaining of evidence or the catching of a suspect or an offender and the cases of early hearing will also make an exception.
Among the exceptions are also the cases where the urgency is justified by the purpose of declaring the state of emergency at national level and other urgent cases classed as such by prosecutors dealing with the case.
The last criminal case of resonance that was discussed in the public sphere is that of former Democratic MP Constantin Țuțu, who surrendered himself to the Moldovan police on the border with Romania and who was placed in quarantine and banned from leaving the place of residence by court decision.