17.01.2018 | Criminal case initiated on the fact of giving and receiving bribe by an official authority has been sent to SIS

On 31st of May 2017, a criminal case was initiated in the General Military Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia on the fact of giving and receiving bribe by a commander of the battalion of the military unit of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia under the RA Criminal Code Article 311 part 3 point 3, Article 312 part 2 and Article 313 part 1. During the investigation it was found out parents of temporary military servant A. M. via officer of the RA Ministry of Defense V. Y. paid 700 US dollars to the commander of the battalion G. Kh. in the result of which the latter transferred the military servant to a smaller division.


A criminal case was initiated on the fact of abusing power and transgression of authority. During the preliminary investigation it was found out that an official authority tried to obstacle the investigation and for that reason the RA Prosecutor General to provide multisided, full and objective investigation of the case took the proceedings from the investigator of General Military Investigative Department and assigned to the investigator of the Special Investigation Service in accord with the RA Criminal Proceeding Code Article 190 part 6 point 2.      


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.