Two police officers involved in beating a juvenile with disabilities in the Isani subway station, Nugzar Bakradze and Kakhaber Bakashvili, will be sent behind bars, judge Mikheil Jinjolia announced.
The judge satisfied the Prosecutor’s Office demand, having decided that the officers could flee to avoid criminal responsibility, commit another crime or pressure witnesses.
The defence had requested their release on bail. The pre-trial is scheduled for March 15.
Two employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs were arrested for violence against a juvenile with disabilities in the Isani subway station in Tbilisi, as shown in the video released by the media on January 24.
A patrol inspector of the Metropolitan Division of the Patrol Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs was arrested on charges of degrading or inhuman treatment, while another patrol inspector of the same Division was arrested on charges of abuse of power.