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04.10.2021 | The criminal case on leasing community lands in Astghadzor community by abuse of position was sent to the court

The preliminary investigation of the criminal case initiated on 17.04.2020 under the Article 308, Part 2 of the RA Criminal Code and investigated at the Investigation Department of Gegharkunik Region of the RA Investigative Committee proved that the Head of the Community Astghadzor, R. Kh., is on that position from 2008, abused his position and caused material damage to the community.


In particular, it was found out that in 2013 the mobile communication operator found it convenient to settle a main station in the administrative territory of Astghadzor. Knowing about this the head of the community concluded a contract with his wife A. Kh. on real estate leasing on August 6, 2013 and in the result the latter leased 0,105 ha land plot for 99 year for 12.900 AMD annual rent.


The construction was finished on August 12, 2013 and a few days later – on August 28, the land plot was subleased for 25 year, for monthly 40.000 AMD.


Until April 30, 2020 in the result of the payments by the subleasing company 3.147.335 AMD profit was made. So Astghadzor community was deprived of receiving the same profit.


R. Kh., the head of the community was charged under Article 308, Part 2 of the RA Criminal Code and his wife, A. KH. was charged under Article 38-308, Part 2 of the RA Criminal Code.


In the course of the preliminary investigation the damage caused to the community was fully restored, the leasing and subleasing contracts of this land plot were terminated, it was returned to the community, and the community concluded a new contract with the above-mentioned company.


The preliminary investigation was completed and the prosecutor supervising its legality sent the criminal case with indictments on 2 persons to the First Instance Court of General Jurisdiction of Gegharkunik Region.


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.