The Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia completed an investigation into a criminal case against Vartan Kochyan, who is accused of committing offenses under Article 295, Part 1 of Article 167 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (attempt on life of bailiffs, deliberate damage to property).
According to investigators, the defendant did not want to voluntarily comply with the decision that came into force of the Adler district court of Sochi in a civil case concerning the demolition of unauthorized buildings he had erected. On June 9, 2021 two bailiffs of the regional department of the Federal Service of Court Bailiffs of Russia for Krasnodar Region arrived at the location of the mentioned objects with special vehicles to execute the court decision. Kochyan, wishing to prevent this, fired two aimed shots at the bailiffs from a hunting rifle, who died of their wounds on the spot. Also the defendant shot at the loader to demolish unauthorized buildings, causing damage to the municipal unitary enterprise of Sochi in the amount of more than 150 thousand rubles.
Upon results of the comprehensive in-patient psychiatric forensic examination Kochyan was declared sane and not in need of compulsory measures of a medical nature. During the investigation, the defendant pleaded guilty in full and repented.
The investigation collected sufficient evidence, and the criminal case was sent for further transfer to court.