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Sufficient Evidence Obtained on Involving Former Minister of Defense Vigen Sargsyan as Defendant for Exceeding Official Authorities

25.09.2019 18:08

During preliminary investigation conducted within the criminal case initiated in the Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of General Military Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee on abusing official authorities by appropriate officials of the RA Ministry of Defense and RA Armed Forces – in January, 2018 carrying out apartment provision of multi-apartment house N 25/6 located in G. Hasratyan Street, Yerevan with breaches of the order established by the RA Government’s decision N 384-Ն dated 07.03.2007 “On Housing Provision of Servicemen of RA Ministry of Defense” – crimes envisaged by the Part 1 of the Article 308 and the Part 1 of the Article 309 of RA Criminal Code sufficient evidence were obtained to involve the former Minister of Defense Vigen Sargsyan as a defendant for exceeding official authorities.

Particularly, through criminal case it was grounded that by the RA Government’s decision N 384-Ն dated 07.03.2007 and the order N 287 dated 19.03.2013 of the RA Minister of Defense

Central Apartment Commission of the RA Ministry of Defense had the authority to discuss the issue on providing servicemen, who need to improve housing conditions, with areas located in the balance of the RA Ministry of Defense with the right to free use except the ones involved in the list confirmed by the RA Minister of Defense which are not subject to provision with the right to ownership. It should have been led by the RA Government’s decision N 384-Ն dated 07.03.2007. However, a decision on provision of 29 apartments out of 71 ones of the house N 25/6 located in G. Hasratyan Street, Yerevan was made by RA Minister of Defense and the issue of the provision of those apartments had not been discussed by the commission, at all. In the result of commission’s discussion a number of apartments of the mentioned house, by the instruction of the RA Minister of Defense, were provided with breach of the order of the RA Government’s above mentioned decision. As a result, significant damage was caused to the rights of the servicemen of RA Ministry of Defense who were in need of permanent housing, as well as to legal interests of the state.

Considering that pursuant to the Part 6 of the Article 190 of RA Criminal Procedure Code investigation of cases on crimes committed by leading staff of the RA legislative, executive and judicial bodies related to their official position is conducted by investigators of Special Investigatory Service, the criminal case was sent to Special Investigatory Service for further investigation.

Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.

 

 


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