In the framework of the criminal case on illegal tree felling committed in a number of sections of «Haghartsin Area» of “Dilijan National Park” SNCO investigated in General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA Investigative Committee charge was pressed against head of “Haghartsin Area” of “Dilijan National Park” SNCO A. Manucharyan and former head H. Hovhannisyan.
Pursuant to actual data obtained through investigation the tree felling had been of organized nature; the steady criminal group was created in 2014 to carry out tree felling for selling wood. The people involved in creation and control of the group, as well as in tree felling were identified who were involved as a defendant within the criminal case in October- November, 2017. Pursuant to initial data, during three years more than 7000 trees were cut down at the forested areas of “Haghartsin Area” of “Dilijan National Park” SNCO and the damage caused to the state is assessed over one milliard 222 million AMD.
As of today, in the framework of the mentioned criminal case charge was pressed against 7 people. Besides, search was declared against deputy director – division head on protection of “Dilijan National Park” SNCO V. Vasilyan.
Preliminary investigation is ongoing.
17:09 March 27, 2018