MOSCOW, May 23 (RAPSI) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill that would authorize military police to ensure security of military judges and members of their families into law, according to the Kremlin’s official website.

The government initiative would amend the federal constitutional law “On Military Courts of the Russian Federation”.

Under the legislation, Russia’s Military Police officers will carry out measures to ensure safety of military courts’ judges, judges of judicial panels for military personnel, members of their families as well as measures to ensure safekeeping of their property on equal terms with internal affairs agencies and commanders of military units.