23.09.2019 | Citizens have been forced to transfer money to the charity foundation ՛՛Khut՛՛. Criminal case has been initiated

On the basis of the data received by the General Department of Combating Organized Crime of the RA Police, it has been found out that in the period of 2013-2014. officials of Avan administrative district of Yerevan City, out of their personal and group interests, with the use of their official position contrary to official interests, have taken illegal measures to give money to citizens of the charity foundation “Khut” operating in the administrative district.


In particular, during the specified year, the person holding the post of head of the city planning and land use division of Avan administrative district to permit the construction of their own houses in the territory of this district, except paying the state duty for new construction, has forced citizens to transfer money to the account of the specified charity foundation and submit a receipt confirming transfer. Otherwise, he has threatened not to issue building permits.


Thus, in 2013. to provide permission for the construction of 2 houses / address: Yerevan Tsarav Akhbyur, / he has forced one of the citizens to transfer about 600,000 AMD to the account of the “Khut” charity foundation. By another case, in the period of 2013-2014 with a view to legalize an illegal building located next to one of the houses at the address: Avan st. 6 and give permission for the implementation of the new building he has forced the citizen to transfer 1.500.000 AMD to the account of the charity foundation.


As a result of the abuse of powers by this official, significant material damage has been caused to citizens, and as a result of these actions, the reputation of the state has been undermined.


Taking into account that there are signs of abuse of power in the materials, a criminal case has been initiated in the police department under Part 1 of Art. 308 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia.


The criminal case has been sent to the RA Investigative Committee for the preliminary investigation. In the course of the preliminary investigation, the possibility of making other money transfers in the same way will be the subject of the investigation, and on the basis of which appropriate legal assessments will be given.


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.