Armenian scout’s case submitted for court consideration – Arsen Bagdasaryan faces charges under several articles of Azerbaijan’s Criminal Code

Baku: The investigation launched by the Republican Military Prosecutor’s Office into the case of a member of an Armenian reconnaissance-sabotage group that crossed the Aghdam part of the contact line of troops on 26 December 2014 has been finalized and submitted for court consideration.

Bagdasaryan Arsen Edwardovich, a professional serviceman and a member of an Armenian reconnaissance-sabotage group that crossed the Armenian part of the contact line of troops in 26 December 2014, was captured thanks to the vigilance of servicemen of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces and handed over to law enforcement bodies, the Military Prosecutor’s Office told APA.

The Military Prosecutor’s Office launched a criminal case under the Criminal Code’s articles 29,120.2.7, 29,120.2.12 and 29,282.2.

The investigation process discovered that senior sergeant A.E. Bagdasaryan who underwent special training in Armenia has served under contract as the first platoon commander of the reconnaissance detachment at military unit 49971 under an armed criminal formation located in the Azerbaijani district of Aghdere occupied by Armenian armed forces.

Necessary investigative measures were then taken, the knife and other items seized from Bagdasaryan as well as one of the mine placed in the ground and the place were two of the mines were neutralized by exploding inspected, forensic medical, complex forensic psychiatric and psychological, etc. examination conducted, witnesses questioned.

During the course of the preliminary investigation and the subsequent investigation, Bagdasaryan voluntarily confessed the crimes he committed under the influence of irrefutable evidences.

Bagdasaryan faced charges under the Criminal Code’s articles #218.2 (participation in criminal community), 29,120.2.1 (attempt to a deliberate murder by group of persons, on preliminary arrangement by group of persons, by organized group or criminal community), 29,120.2.7 (attempt to a deliberate murder of two or more persons), 29,120.2.12 (attempt to a deliberate murder on motive of national, racial, religious hatred or enmity), 29,282.2 (attempt to commitment of explosion, arson or other actions directed on destruction or damage of enterprises, constructions, means of communication, means of message and communication, objects of life-support of a population with a view of undermining defensibility and economic safety of the Azerbaijan Republic) and the criminal case was investigated and sent to the court..

The Republican Military Prosecutor’s Office continues preliminary investigation of the case, legal actions will be taken depending on the results.