24 January 2020
In implementation of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated December 27, 2019 "On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Improving Criminal, Criminal Procedure Laws and Enhancing the Protection of Personal Rights", the General Prosecutor's Office, together with other state bodies, developed a draft resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Amendments and Additions to the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated December 9, 2014 No. 1291 “On approval of the Rules for the seizure, recording, storage, transfer and destruction of material evidence, seized documents, money in national and foreign currencies, narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances in criminal cases by the court, prosecution, criminal prosecution and judicial examination” (hereinafter - the Resolution) .
The resolution excludes the 6-month period of storage of material evidence, the storage of which requires significant material costs, in case of impossibility to return it to the owner or not to establish it, for the purpose of their further implementation with the payment of the received amounts to the deposit of the body conducting the pre-trial investigation.
The Decree also regulates the procedure for accepting, returning material evidence in the form of foreign currency, selling material evidence, the storage of which requires significant material costs, as well as the fate of the instruments and means of committing criminal offenses recognized as material evidence.
The full text of the draft Resolution is available in the “Open LAWs” tab of the e-government Internet portal.
Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan