Armenian military police chief arrested over "abuse of power"

Aravot web site, Yerevan
28 Aug 04

Criminal proceedings have been launched against the chief of the
military police of Echmiadzin, Romik Mkrtumyan, for an abuse of power.

While on holiday, Mkrtumyan used a military vehicle for trips to
pastures owned by him and Gen Aykaz Bagmanyan. During one such trip,
the vehicle overturned and fell into a gorge. A soldier was killed in
an attempt to extract the vehicle and another one was seriously

Mkrtumyan has been arrested.