The pressure is being exerted by PGO's Internal Security Department headed by Ivan Dziuba - Shapakin's former associate. Dziuba summons prosecutors, threatens with firing and checks.
Kasko himself has been undergoing covert checks for three months now.
"The PGO's leadership goes to all lengths to bully the investigators and prosecutors in the case as well as those prosecutors who are not satisfied with the present day Prosecutor General's Office," Kasko said.
He refused to name those under pressure.
Upon the consideration of the issue, the committee has decided: 1. To inform the president about the facts of pressure 2. To address the prosecutor general with a request to ensure the independence of investigation in the case 3. To address the speaker of the parliament with a request to invite the prosecutor general to the Verkhovna Rada.
As previously reported, July 6, Deputy Head of PGO's Investigation Department Volodymyr Shapakin and Deputy Prosecutor of the Kyiv region Oleksandr Korniiets were detained on suspicion of receiving a bribe of UAH 3 mln (about $130,743).