ArmInfo. The National Security Service of Armenia rejected the petition of the defense of the head of the State Control Service of Armenia David Sanasaryan (whose powers were suspended in connection with the criminal prosecution) to suspend the criminal case against their client.
"The NSS investigator rejected the substantiated and documented request of my lawyers to suspend the criminal case against me. The application was rejected on groundless arguments, one of which was that the testimonies of 4 witnesses were not credible because they were my subordinates, Samvel Adyan was also my subordinate, but his testimony against me was not in doubt. There is little hope that the prosecutor's office will be more prudent. There is no alternative to lawful Armenia, " David Sanasaryan wrote on his Facebook.
To recall, in the case of tenders for the purchase of equipment for hemodialysis, the NSS previously arrested the head of the State Control Service procurement control department 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 custody, and a written undertaking not to leave the place was chosen as a measure of restraint against him. According to the National Security Service, Samvel Adyan, the acting head of the procurement control department of State Control Service, together with the chief specialist of the same department Gevorg Khachatryan, having entered into a preliminary conspiracy on the basis of personal interest, contrary to the interests of the service, using his official position, during 2018-2019 illegally intervened in the organized procurement procedures for the medical equipment necessary for the Healthcare Ministry and a number of medical centers, aiming to ensure victory in the announced tenders of the trade organizations sponsored by them. Earlier, information was spread in the media that the head of the State Control Service was involved as a suspect in a criminal case against employees of the agency entrusted to him. A recognizance not to leave was chosen as a measure of restraint. It is also reported that a face-to-face interrogation was held between Sanasaryan and his department employee Samvel Adyan. As noted in the media, the authorities have already found a candidate to replace Sanasaryan.