25 October 2020,   10:19
Police detain clergyman of Kintsvisi monastery

Police have detained a clergyman for the attempted premeditate murder of another clergyman and the illegal purchase, storage and possession of firearms at the Kintsvisi Monastery in Georgia’s eastern Shida Kartli region.

The crime is punishable from seven to 15 years of imprisonment.

The investigation has established that the detainee, only identified as K.K., 34, while moving on the road in the village of Rieti, allegedly opened fire from an automatic firearm on the vehicle, which was driven by another clergyman of this Monastery. After that he fled the scene.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, no one was injured during the accident.