ArmInfo. The Special Investigation Service (SIS) of Armenia will be unloaded.
The RA National Assembly at the plenary session on May 11 in the first reading introduced amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Law "On Special Investigation Service".
According to the Deputy Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Srbuhi Galyan, a situation has now developed in the legal field in which the SIS is investigating not only crimes related to its direct duties, but also a number of other crimes. Meanwhile, as the deputy minister noted, the Service should investigate crimes related to abuse of office of officials. "Today, SIS also receives cases of car accidents and other crimes not related to abuse of authority. This does not correspond to the nature of the given body and leads to overwork of employees, while SIS has a special mission," the deputy minister said.
Srbuhi Galyan noted that according to the legislative initiative, it is proposed to clearly identify the circle of officials whose cases will be sent for consideration to the SIS. "In particular, the SIS will investigate cases involving the president, prime minister and other high-ranking officials. We also propose amending the clause according to which the Prosecutor General can withdraw the case from the proceeding of one of the law enforcement agencies and forward to them SIS. From now on, the Prosecutor General will have such an opportunity only if the objectivity of the investigation is in jeopardy, "the deputy minister stressed.