ArmInfo.The preliminary investigation in the criminal case was completed, in which former Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Ara Babloyan and former Deputy Head of the Staff of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Arsen Babayan are accused. According to the Special Investigation Service, the case with the indictment has been transferred to the supervising prosecutor with a motion to send it to court.
Earlier, the Special Investigation Service reported that there is evidence that in March 2018, in the process of Gagik Harutyunyan's resignation of the powers of the President of the Constitutional Court, officials, based on group interests, personally and also through non-officials committed official forgery, to appoint Hrayr Tovmasyan to the post of head of the Constitutional Court.
So, former head of the Constitutional Court Gagik Harutyunyan, whose term of office (70 years) was supposed to end on March 23, 2018, signed a statement addressed to the NA Speaker Ara Babloyan on the resignation of the post of the President of the Constitutional Council, which was dated March 1, 2018. Then NA Speaker Ara Babloyan, having not officially received this statement by Gagik Harutyunyan, illegally signed and made a statement on March 2 on the resignation of Gagik Harutyunyan, head of the Constitutional Court. Otherwise, the President of the National Assembly would not have been able to announce the resignation of the President of the Constitutional Assembly before the next ordinary sitting of the National Assembly on March 20, 2018.
It should be noted that in the conditions of observance of the three-day period provided for by the law, after that it would be impossible to appoint Hrayr Tovmasyan as the head of the Constitutional Court, since before this a regular meeting of the National Assembly was not provided. As a result, favorable conditions were created for the process of nominating and appointing Hrayr Tovmasyan to the vacant post of head of the Constitutional Court.
Ara Babloyan is charged under part 1 of article 300 and part 1 of article 314 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia, and Arsen Babayan is charged with part 1 of article 38-300 and part 1 of article 314 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia.