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YEREVAN. – The Prosecutor General’s Office of Armenia is investigating the crime report on alleged violence at a police station, and against Artur Mkhitaryan, who accused in the criminal case on the murder attempt against former MP, well-known businessman Melik Manukyan—a.k.a. Shshi (glass bottle) Melo. Arevik Khachatryan, head of the public relations division of the Prosecutor General’s Office, told about this to Armenian News-NEWS.am.

Mkhitaryan’s attorney Gayane Grigoryan on Monday submitted this crime report to Prosecutor General Artur Davtyan.

As per Grigoryan, physical and psychological pressure was exerted on her client and he was tortured at the aforesaid police station, and as a result, Mkhitaryan injured himself at the penitentiary.

An explosion had occurred on the Yerevan-Sevan motorway on August 2, nearby the glass container manufacturing plant belonging to Melik Manukyan. 

A criminal case was launched in connection with this incident, and under the Criminal Code articles on attempted murder, and illegal acquisition and possession of weapons and ammunition.

Shirak Province residents Artur Mkhitaryan, 56, Petros Elbakyan, 53, and Jemsik Martirosyan, 45, have been arrested along the lines of this case.

Two more people are arrested for unlawfully removing Melik Manukyan’s car from the scene of the blast.

Manukyan has been recognized as an injured party in this case.

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