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Criminal Case Initiated on Kidnapping Citizen, Causing him Strong Physical Pain or Mental Sufferance

31.07.2020 16:02

Investigation is conducted in Abovyan Investigative Division of Kotayk Regional Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee to find out all circumstances of kidnapping citizen, causing the latter strong physical pain or strong mental sufferance and illegal procurement, keeping of weapon.

On 28 July, 2020 the resident of Sevan submitted a report on the allegation that on July 14 at about 18:00 at the section of 135.5 km of Ijevan-Yerevan road a group of people kidnapped him using violence, took him to an unknown building and kept him there, one of them willfully caused him strong physical pain and mental sufferance, fired at the index finger of his right hand.  

A criminal case was initiated in the RA Police according to the Points 1, 2, 3 of the Part 2 of the Article 131 (kidnapping), the Part 1 of the Article 235 (illegal procurement, transportation or carrying of weapons, ammunition, explosives or explosive devices) and the Part 1 of the Article 119 (torture) of RA Criminal Code which was sent to Abovyan Investigative Division of Kotayk Regional Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee for conduction of preliminary investigation. The resident of Sevan town was found the injured party and questioned.

In the result of urgent investigatory and procedural actions, operative intelligence measures a number of circumstances were found out – the place where the injured had been illegally deprived of freedom, one of those having kidnapped the latter was identified; he is a resident of Yerevan, born in 1980.

Necessary measures are taken to verify the circumstances mentioned in testimonies, to find the source of procurement of weapon, to identify and find others having committed the alleged crime.

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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