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Grisha Balasanyan

Policeman Who Insulted and Pushed Hetq Reporter Gets Fired

A police officer who was caught on tape verbally abusing and pushing Hetq reporter Ani Hovhannisyan was fired today by RA Police Chief Vladimir Gasparyan.

The incident took place yesterday on Northern Avenue when police officer Vardan Ghukasyan, seen wearing plainclothes, pushed Hovhannisyan aside after the reporter had started to ask him some questions.

Minutes earlier, Ghukasyan told a street musician to pack up and leave Northern Avenue, alleging that a resident from a neighboring building had filed a complaint.