During the preliminary investigation of criminal case involving former Prime Minister of RA Hovik Abrahamyan as an accused, investigated in the RA Special Investigation Service, cases of illegal sale of 15 land plots owned by Dilijan, Mkhchyan, Narek communities, to the relatives and close people to Hovik Abrahamyan were disclosed; the sale was organized by the heads of the said communities and members of auction committees without organization of auction, through making false documents.
Particularly, the following was obtained in the way described above:
Mixed residential construction end use purpose land plots at 26 Babajanyan str., Dilijan city, area – 15.000 sq.m, and 24 Babajanyan str. Area – 57.000 sq.m.; as well as land plots at Saralanj street N 42, 44, 46 and 48 of the same city, with respectively 731, 761, 701 and 720 sq.m. areas, provided for construction of dwelling houses.
Ararat marz Mkhchyan village, irrigated lands of 4th class, of 8.9 ha, 9.1 ha, 8 ha, 9 ha, 5.6 ha, 7.2 ha and land for production use of 4092 sq. m. area,
Arable land of 90 ha and 30 ha pasture in Ararat marz Narek village.
Taking into account that in some of the above mentioned cases the term of criminal responsibility provided by the Law has passed, and in some cases the amnesty law was applicable, with which regard the persons committed offences applied to the body of proceeding, with the request not to apply criminal prosecution on the said grounds, so the investigator of the RA Special Investigation Service made decision not to apply criminal persecution with their regard. Copies of the decisions were sent to the RA territorial management and sub-structure ministry to invalidate the administrative acts in due order, and initiation of the process on returning the mentioned material units to Dilijan, Mkhchyan and Narek communities.
Preliminary investigation of the criminal case is going on, aiming at disclosure of all abuses and involved persons.
Notification: a person that is suspected or accused of an alleged crime, is considered innocent until his/her guilt is proved by a court judgement that has come into legal effect pursuant to the procedure determined by RA Criminal Procedure Code