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Charge Pressed for False Crime Reporting within Criminal Case on Accident that Caused Four People’s Death

14.11.2019 15:39

Investigation is conducted in the Division of Investigation of Traffic Crimes of Yerevan Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee to find out all circumstances of the accident on Isakov Avenue which caused death.

In the result of investigatory actions of great volume conducted during preliminary investigation a number of circumstances of the case were found out.

The accident took place on December 26, 2018; at about 23:30 on Isakov Avenue the car of «Lexus» make crashing the concrete partition barrier of the road, drove to the opposite path and crashed the car of «Mercedes» make. As a result, the driver of «Mercedes» Edward Kocharyan, the passenger of the same car Nver Melkonyan died at the scene and the other passenger of the same car and two persons who were in «Lexus» with bodily injuries were taken to «Astghik» medical center where two of them also died.

A criminal case was initiated in the Division of Investigation of Traffic Crimes of Yerevan Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee according to the Part 3 of the Article 242 of RA Criminal Code.

At the same time, on January 8, 2019 a report was received in Mashtots Police Division from a citizen on stealing the car of “Lexus” make. During preparation of materials it was found out that the mentioned crashed car of “Lexus” make belonged to the citizen who had submitted a report about the stealing the car. A criminal case was initiated according to the Part 2 of the Article 183 of RA Criminal Code and was sent to the RA IC Investigative Division of Ajapnyak and Davtashen administrative districts of Yerevan Investigative Department for conduction of preliminary investigation.

A decision was made to join the mentioned criminal cases and to conduct investigation to provide the comprehensive, complete and objective investigation.

During preliminary investigation investigatory and other procedural actions of great volume were conducted, operative – intelligence measures were taken; inspection of the scene, as well as of the cars of “Lexus” and “Mercedes Benz” make, interrogations were conducted, videos of the cameras located at the scene were confiscated and inspected.

Forensic medical, forensic auto technical, forensic trace, forensic material, forensic fiber and forensic biological complex examinations were commissioned to find out circumstances significant for the criminal case the results of which were received.

As a result, data were obtained on the allegation that one of the injured, born in 1989, who was in the car of “Lexus” make and was initially a witness within the criminal case, realizing that the information provided by him was false, with the purpose of avoiding criminal liability, consciously provided false information mentioning that at the moment of the accident he was not driving the car of “Lexus” make but the other victim that was with him in the same car and died in hospital.

On the base of the obtained sufficient evidence charge was pressed against the man, born in 1989, according to the Part 1 of the Article 333 and the Part 3 of the Article 242 of RA Criminal Code. The investigator submitted a motion to court to choose detention as a pretrial measure against him. It was sufficed.

Preliminary investigation is ongoing.

Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.


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