By Karine Kalantarian
Investigators of the Prosecutor-General’s Office have completed the probe into a tip-off in a senior tax official’s murder case finding that it is “false” and done “out of revenge”.
State Tax Service official Shahen Hovasapian, who headed a powerful department in charge of detecting and punishing tax evasion, was killed on September 6 in an explosion that rocked his car moments after he got into it outside his home in downtown Yerevan.
Prosecutors say the probe into the information provided by Gevorgian, an operative worker at a Yerevan district’s police division, fingering at S. Arsenian and Zh. Hayrapetian as people standing behind the crime proved that it was untrue and pursued the goal of revenge.
It is mentioned in the statement of the Prosecutor-General’s Office that Bagratashen border check point deputy head A. Melikian, with whom Gevorgian had a secret agreement, had inserted obviously false information into the report addressed to the superior body and that Gevorgian had put an unsigned letter containing false information into the mailbox of the Embassy of Italy in Armenia.
Charges have been brought against Gevorgian on the basis of the evidence acquired during the investigation.