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Court reaffirmed detention as a pretrial measure against defendant A. Paravyan

13.01.2016 21:33

The court reaffirmed today the detention chosen as a pretrial measure against the defendant A. Paravyan in the framework of the criminal case investigated in Armavir Regional Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee initiated on murder committed in “Musa Ler” hotel complex.

A. Paravyan was charged according to the Part 4 of the Article 258 of RA Criminal Code with hooliganism committed with an item used as a weapon on January 6, 2016 in the mentioned complex. Decision on involving the latter as a defendant was made by the investigator on January 9 and on the same day a motion was submitted to the court to use detention as a pretrial measure against him, search was declared.  

On January 11 the person under persecution turned himself to the law enforcement bodies, charge was pressed against him. On January 13, 2016 the investigator submitted a motion to the court to reaffirm detention as a pretrial measure against A. Paravyan. The motion was sufficed.

It was earlier informed that 22 year-old A. Karapetyan was killed in the armed incident committed on January 6 in “Musa Ler” restaurant-hotel complex, the head of the village of Taronik sustained a firearm injury.

In the framework of the criminal case 2 persons are currently under persecution; A. Babayan who was involved as a defendant according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 258 of RA Criminal Code (hooliganism committed by a group of persons), the Point 10 of the Part 2 of the Article 104 (murder out of hooliganism), Points 1 and 10 of the Part 2 of the Article 34-104 of RA Criminal Code (murder attempt against two or more persons out of hooliganism) and the Part 1 of the Article 235 of RA Criminal Code (illegal procurement, keeping, carrying of a firearm), Kh. Khachikyan – according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 258 of RA Criminal Code (hooliganism committed by a group of persons).

Preliminary investigation is ongoing. Measures are taken to find the persons under persecution, to identify other participants of the incident, to personalize the actions of each of them.

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

 



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