The grant application, submitted to the Agricultural Development Fund, was signed on 14 February 2018 by Tigran Avinyan himself. At that time, Tigran Avinyan was a member of the Yerevan City Council and the director of the company.
The PGO investigated the matter on the basis of an August 24 Hetq article stating that while Surik Khachatryan has been building a three-story house, on 2,000 square meters of land owned by him in Yerevan, for more than 10 years, he got a construction license only recently, on June 8, 2018.
There’s a section of Yerevan, originally zoned for public use, that has turned into an exclusive residential neighborhood for a number of former high-ranking Armenian government officials.
Late last night Yerevan Police detained one member and one supporter of the Zharankutyun (Heritage) political party who were caught attempting to paint the name of the party on Baghramyan Avenue, near the National Assembly.
Armenia’s Prosecutor General’s Office says it's taking a look at the details appearing in an August 24 Hetq article charging former Syunik Governor Surik Khachatryan with building a private house in Yerevan with no construction permit.
On September 3, the Special Investigation Service (SIS) of Armenia launched a criminal case based on Hetq’s article “Undue Influence? Former Armenian Police Chief Snatches $3 Million Yerevan House for a Mere $200K”, on the purchase of a private house by ex-Chief of Police Vladimir Gasparyan.
Construction permit was given for a house which was already built.
This is the story of how former Armenian Chief of Police Vladimir Gasparyan was able to purchase the private home appearing above for US$ 200,000 when its market value at the time ranged between $3-4 million.