The hearing is chaired by judge Elbey Allahverdiyev, APA’s western bureau reported.
Note that, 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 into the fact 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. He was instructed by the commander of the military unit (he has been identified) to kill Azerbaijani citizens with the intention of national hostility and hatred, and to cross to the defense positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces to place mines in order to cause explosions in the trenches with the purpose of damaging Azerbaijan’s defense capabilities. On this purpose, Bagdasaryan alongside other members of the criminal group (their names has been identified) crossed the contact line of troops in a secrete way at around 3:00 PM 26 Dec. 2014 and placed 3 of the 7 Fugas antipersonnel mines he had in the trenches frequently used by Azerbaijani soldiers, but was captured on his way back. Due to reasonable suspicions of him having committed a crime, the Baku Military Court sentenced him to pretrial detention.
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.
The Republican Military Prosecutor’s Office continues preliminary investigation into the case of other members of the criminal group.