ArmInfo.David Sanasaryan is a friend of mine, but if he broke the law, he should be punished with the full severity of the law. This was announced on April 22 by President of the National Assembly of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan, referring to the charges put forward against the head of the State Control Service David Sanasaryan.
He noted that "crony relations" no longer are practiced in Armenia and everyone who broke the law should be punished, their relations cannot in any way affect the preliminary investigation. When asked by journalists whether the rating of the revolution would suffer due to the fact that one of its active participants was charged, Mirzoyan said: "I would not comment on this situation as the investigation is underway. At the same time, I am sure that the rating of the revolution will only continue to rise constantly, "noted Mirzoyan.
It should be noted that the head of the State Control Service, David Sanasaryan, was charged under Article 308 (Abuse of office - Ed. note). As stated in the official message of the National Security Service, on April 18, the investigator approved the prosecutor to temporarily remove Sanasaryan from his post, and the RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was notified about that. Written undertaking not to leave the place was chosen as a measure of restraint. Sanasaryan himself considers the case fabricated. To note, the matter concerns abuses that occurred during the tender for the supply of dialysis equipment to medical institutions, in which employees of the State Control Service are also involved. One of them is arrested. According to media reports, he was the one who testified against Sanasaryan.