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15.05.2018 | The criminal case on the illegal cutting of 1475 trees in the forestry "Dsegh " and abuse of power has been sent to the court

The preliminary investigation of the criminal case on  illegal cutting of 1475 trees in the forestry "Dsegh " and abuse of power has been completed.

On the fact of abuse of official authority and illegal cutting of trees on August 8, 2017, a criminal case has been initiated under p. 1 Art. 308 and p. 3 Art. 296 of the RA Criminal Code. During the preliminary investigation it has been found that the forest ranger S.V. in SNCO "Dsegh"  called upon to monitor the observance of the rule of law in the territory of the forest,  based on personal gain, on August 3 allowed 2 people to cut down 7 trees. As a result, the flora has been damaged in especially large amounts of 850.500 AMD. Within the framework of the same criminal case, two foresters of the "Forestry Dsegh" S.E. and M.G. have been charged with the provision of p. 2 Art. 315 of the RA Criminal Code. As a measure of restraint, a written undertaking not to leave the place has been used. A separate criminal case has been initiated on the basis of p. 3 Art. 296 of the RA Criminal Code and has been  allocated to a separate production. On May 15, 2018, the materials on this criminal case have been sent to the court of first instance of the general jurisdiction of Lori region.

Note: 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.