ArmInfo. "I can't say who I'm interfering with, but I'll say that an attempt is being made to create an emotional situation that I would say oppose to the Prime Minister," said David Sanasaryan, head of the State Control Service (SSC), in an interview with journalists on April 18.
Earlier in the press leaked information that the head of the SSC was brought in as a suspect in a criminal case against employees of the department entrusted to him. As a measure of restraint elected on his own recognizance. It is also reported that a confrontation was held between Sanasaryan and his department employee Samvel Adyan. As noted in the media, the authorities have already found a replacement for Sanasaryan.
According to the head of the SSC, no investigative body dares to cross out his services to the country or put an end to his good name. "No structure will be able to associate my name with any corruption, since I don't tolerate corruption in principle," he assured. David Sanasaryan confirmed that he testified, but did not indicate in what procedural status and whether his freedom of movement was restricted.
With a similar question, he urged to turn to the National Security Service. He said that today there is no question of his suspension from office. Nevertheless, Sanasaryan noted that a number of structures are trying to incite him in this way against the head of government. But he, as Sanasaryan noted, trusts the premier. "I don't believe that he can carry out political persecution against me," said Sanasaryan, stressing that he would have resigned otherwise.
When asked who might be interested in this, David Sanasaryan noted that he would refrain from giving names. <But I note that the SSC, within its legal powers, may come on its heels to many. Proceeding from this, many people do not want to see in this position a person of principle who has not stained himself in anything, "he stressed.
At the same time, to the question of whether the Head of SSC came on the heels of the National Security Service, he noted that today he would not talk about his doubts. He promised to turn to them when they were convinced of their systemic kind.
To recall in the case of tenders for the purchase of equipment for hemodialysis, the National Security Service previously arrested the head of the procurement monitoring department of the SSC Samvel Adyan, the chief specialist of the same department Gevorg Khachatryan and the accountant of Zorashen LLC Taron Avetisyan. Later, Gevorg Khachatryan was released from arrest, with regard to him as a measure of restraint, he was not required to leave.
According to the NSS, the Acting Head of the Procurement Monitoring Department of SSC Samvel Adyan together with the chief specialist of the same department Gevorg Khachatryan, having entered into a preliminary conspiracy, based on personal interest, contrary to the interests of the service, using his official position, during 2018-2019 illegal intervened in the procedures for the organized procurement of controlled facilities in order to purchase medical equipment necessary for the Ministry of Healthcare of Armenia and a number of medical centers by way of ensuring victory in the announced tenders of the trade organizations sponsored by them.
And the head of the SSC David Sanasaryan then told journalists that the arrested employees were qualified specialists, but if their guilt was proved, they should be punished. The staff of the SSC is accused of abuse of power by prior agreement with a group of persons, which led to serious consequences. Officials do not recognize the accusation against them and claim that they fought against the monopoly within the framework of the law.