MOSCOW, December 29 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Justice Ministry is drafting a bill on compulsory use of electronic bracelets for effective control of persons placed under house arrest, the ministry’s statement reads on Thursday.

Currently, electronic ankle tracking devices may be optionally used for the control of people under house arrest and upholding of restrictions provided by court. Therefore, decisions on the use of electronic bracelets depend on the subjective opinion of officials and have a detrimental effect on the control efficiency.

The bill stipulates compulsory use of electronic bracelets if technically feasible and if people put under house arrest do not have medical grounds prohibiting the use of such devices.

Electronic tracking system makes it possible to keep an eye on person’s whereabouts around the clock and control a defendant’s life during his or her stay under house arrest.

Amendments would be proposed to the Criminal Procedure Code.