In Criminal Case Investigated in Investigation Department of RA National Security Service Arrest Chosen as Measure of Restraint against G.M., aka Oshakanci Gevorik, with Highest Status of Criminal Hierarchy
Within the framework of the criminal case investigated in the Investigation Department of the RA National Security Service, a body of sufficient evidence was obtained that, G.M., aka Oshakanci Gevorik, in order to resolve the dispute (problem) related to a private issue (S.S.'s failure to pay the amounts owed for the gold pledged earlier and received from the sale of fish) in favor of A.P. who applied to him through G.I., conducting construction work at the address of his residence, and the latter’s cousin, since 17 May 2020 called S.S. and, using his illegal influence by means of threats, demanded to meet him, however, due to the postponement of the meeting with the latter for various reasons, during one of the further conversations he threatened to use his authority and the opportunities emanating from the highest status of the criminal hierarchy, used violence with regards to S. S., and in order to avoid such actions, instructed him to come to an agreement on the proposal of the creditor, A. P. After that A. P., taking advantage of the patronage of G.M., as a material benefit and other advantage, demanded from S.S. 4.800 USD, 1.550.000 AMD and a certificate of ownership of land areas of the coastal plots of the fish-breeding lakes located in Armavir province.
G.M. was involved as an accused for performing the described action and he was charged on the grounds of Article 223.1, Part 1 of the RA Criminal Code; arrest has been chosen as a measure of restraint.
In the same case, two more persons have been charged with participation or involvement in a group bearing criminal subculture, for applying to the member of a group bearing criminal subculture or the person with the highest status of criminal hierarchy, against one of which a written undertaking not to leave the place was chosen as a measure of restraint and a motion has been filed with the court to get permission to apply the arrest as a measure of restraint against the other person.
Preliminary investigation goes on, urgent investigative and other procedural actions are being taken in the direction of detecting other criminal manifestations of persons with the highest status of the criminal hierarchy, in order to establish the whole scope of the persons who participated in or were involved in a group bearing criminal subculture and giving an adaquate criminal-legal assessment to the act and, as a result, effectively implementing the issues prescribed by Article 2 of the RA Criminal Procedure Code.
Note: The suspect or accused of an alleged crime is considered innocent as long as his/her guilt is not proven in a manner prescribed by the Code of Criminal Procedure of RA - by the court decision entered into legal force.