Gagik Poghossian Murder Case Is Not Progressing

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Two weeks have passed since the murder of the advisor to the prime minister–and chief of the prime minister’s surveillance service Gagik Poghossian. The RA Prosecutor General’s Office could not report any news about the course of the preliminary investigation into the case. According to the Code of Criminal Procedure–the preliminary investigation into the criminal case should be finished within two months. The terms of the investigation may be prolonged by the prosecutor on the basis of a substantiated decision of the investigator.

Gagik Poghossian was killed in an explosion of a granade attached to his flat’s door. The incident took place on September 11. Poghossian died while being transported to hospital. His son Khachik was wounded in the blast.

One of the theories about the reason for his murder is one which links the murder to Poghossian’s work in his posts of chief of the surveillance service–advisor to the premier and his former post of minister of state revenues–as well as with his business activities. Another reason could be that the attempt may have been made to murder his son and Gagik Poghossian was killed accidentally.


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