ArmInfo. Former governor of Vayots Dzor region of Armenia Trdat Sargsyan was not present and did not participate in the brawl that took place in the city of Yeghegnadzor on September 17 of this year, as a result of which the RA Ministry of Defense officer Ara Mkhitaryan suffered.
According to the press service of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia, the data obtained in the course of investigative measures carried out as part of the criminal case on the incident confirm this. The department reminded that two brothers Harutyun and Zaven Grigoryans are involved in the case as accused. "The preliminary investigation found out that Zaven and Harutyun Grigoryans punched the head of officer Ara Mkhitaryan with fists and a baton, thereby deliberately causing serious harm to his health. Both were arrested. Witnesses in the case - Mariam Hunanyan, Zhora Baghdasaryan, Mkhitar Melkonyan, Levon Harutyunyan in their testimonies noted that Trdat Sargsyan was present at the scene of the incident and was inactive, and they confirmed this at the confrontation with Sargsyan, while Trdat Sargsyan categorically rejects these allegations, assuring that at the time of the incident he was at the address "10 Mikoyan str.," the statement reads, while emphasizing that Sargsyan's testimony confirms both the camera records at the entrance of the building at 10 Mikoyan's address and the printout of Trdat Sargsyan's phone calls.
To recall, according to the official report of the Investigative Committee, on the evening of September 17, during an argument in a courtyard of a building in the city of Yeghegnadzor, an officer of the Ministry of Defense received serious injuries. Harutyun Grigoryan, 28-year-old assistant to the governor of Vayots Dzor, punched the officer in the head, as a result of which he fell, having received serious injuries. In the framework of the criminal case, Harutyun Grigoryan and his brother Zaven were charged with intentional grievous bodily harm. Both are in custody. Doctors to this day assess the condition of Lieutenant Colonel of the Ministry of Defense Ara Mkhitaryan as extremely difficult, he is in a coma. Relatives and friends of the officer require a fair investigation from law enforcement agencies. After this incident, Trdat Sargsyan resigned.