ArmInfo.Head of the Tashir group of companies, Samvel Karapetyan, refused to testify in the case of his nephew, Narek Karapetyan. According to the press service of the Investigative Committee of Armenia, he had previously been notified of the call for interrogation, but Samvel Karapetyan, who was in Russia, said he wanted to use his constitutional right and refused to testify.
To note, earlier the businessman Vahe Parazyan stated that Narek Karapetyan beat him along with the guards. According to the press service of the IC, the law enforcement authorities received a signal from the hospital on July 4 that a man (born in 1989) with numerous bruises and scratches came to them for medical care. He stated that on July 3, at 7:30 p.m., Karapetyan and his entourage used force against him, after which on July 4, Karapetyan and ten other persons beat him and a friend, extorting a large sum of money from him.
During the investigative actions, it was found that on July 3, Karapepyan and his friend, threatening and using force against Parazyan, tried to get a large sum of money from the latter. After which Karapetyan again met Parazyan and again demanded money from him. However, he did not achieve anything. Enraged, Karapetyan invited Parazyan to a restaurant, threatened him with violence against his family members, demanded money, and without receiving it, he beat the victim together with other persons.
Narek Karapetyan was charged under paragraph 2 of paragraph 3 of part 182 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia (extortion on an especially large scale). A recognizance not to leave was chosen as a preventive measure.