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13.07.2021 | A criminal case was initiated for illegal alienation of the Yeritasardakan Park of Gyumri

On 25 June 2021 an article was published on, titled “Protest is growing up, a warehouse is being built by means of patronage - destroying the park”.


The publication was found in the course of studying mass media and it was sent to Investigative Division of Shirak Region of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia by the Prosecutor’s Office of Shirak Region for preparing materials and solving further proceedings according to Article 180-181 of the RA Criminal Procedure Code.


The preparation of the materials showed that 3,000 sq. m. land plot located at V. Sargsyan street 26/6 address in Gyumri town, which coincides with the territory of Yeritasardakan Park of and which also includes under Article 60 of the RA Land Code that this is non-transferable lands and may not be owned by citizens and legal entities, on March 19, 2018, was alienated for 3.726.000 AMD through a direct sale by the Gyumri Municipality, a person who was a member of the Gyumri Community Council at that time.


So the mentioned person has the right of property of the mentioned land plot of V. Sargsyan 26/6 address registered at the RA Cadaster Committee.


Later on May 5, 2019 the owner alienated the land plot for 12.000.000 AMD to the owner of “Domus” commercial chain, which then received permission to build a trade and service center. A warehouse is being built on the plot, it was agreed with the Ministry of Urban the issue of building a café on the land plot.


A criminal case was initiated at the Investigative Division of Shirak Region of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia on the ground of the materials under Article 308, Part 1 of the RA Criminal Code.     


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