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Charge Pressed against Head of Water Use Permits Division of Water Resources Management Agency

20.04.2020 19:36

Through the criminal case on apparent abuses committed in the RA Ministry of Nature Protection in General investigated in the Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA investigative Committee a number of circumstances were found out.

In the result of investigatory and other procedural actions data were obtained on infliction of significant damage by negligence to legal interests of the state committed by relevant officials of the mentioned ministry.

It was found out that water use permit by apparent abuse of official position, with breaches of requirements of relevant legal acts was provided to one of the hydroelectric power plants operating in Armenia by the Head of the Water Use Permits Division of the Water Resources Management Agency, a group of other officials of the ministry, including the former Minister of the RA Nature Protection Aram Harutyunyan.  

On the base of the sufficient evidence obtained through the criminal case charge was pressed against the Head of the Water Use Permits Division of the Water Resources Management Agency according to the Part 2 of the Article 308 (abuse of official authorities) of RA Criminal Code. 

Preliminary investigation was completed and the criminal case with the bill of indictment was sent to prosecutor supervising the legality of preliminary investigation.

It was earlier informed that within the same criminal case a decision was made to separate the part on the former Minister of the RA Nature Protection Aram Harutyunyan on apparent abuse of official authorities and to send it to the RA Special Investigatory Service.


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

 

 

 


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