02.12.2019 | Criminal case was initiated on the fact of damage and illegal removal of the fruitful layer of land in the community of Lchashen

In the Department of State Interests Protection of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Armenia, studies are continuing on the results (submitted to the prosecutor's office) of the supervision carried out by state bodies within their powers.

 

Within this framework, the documents and data received from the RA Nature Protection and Subsoil Inspectorate on the fact of removal of the fruitful layer of land in in the community of Lchashen of Gegharkunik region were examined.

 

In the course of the study, it was found out that during the visit of employees of the territorial division of Gegharkunik Inspectorate in the administrative territory of the specified community, cases of violations of land with an area of about 12.954 sq.m and removal of black earth with an area of 11 271 cbm were revealed.

 

According to the calculation carried out on the basis of the decision of 25.01.2005 of the RA Government on the approval of the procedure for assessing the impact on land resources resulting from economic activity, as a result of the above violations - land degradation (damage of the fruitful layer of land) damage was caused in the amount of about 2 million AMD.

 

Taking into account that in the course of the study, data were obtained concerning violations of the rules for the removal, transportation and use of land in the administrative territory of Lchashen community, as well as the signs of criminal acts, Department of State Interests Protection of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Armenia initiated a criminal case under Part 1 of Art. 290 of the RA Criminal Code.

 

The preliminary investigation of the case was entrusted to the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia.

 

Notice: Every person suspected in or charged with a criminal offense shall be presumed innocent unless proved guilty in the manner prescribed by the RA Criminal Procedure Code and unless the verdict comes into legal force.