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The investigative group of the National Security Service of Armenia (NSS) is thrashing out several versions of the assassination attempt against the presidential candidate, leader of the National Self-Determination Union Paruyr Hayrikyan, NSS Spokesperson Artsvin Baghramyan told ArmInfo.
He said that forensic medical, dactyloscopic and some other examinations are to be conducted. Investigation is underway.
To note, the case is in the jurisdiction of the National Security Service. Criminal proceedings have been instituted under Article 34-305 of the Criminal Code (attack on a statesman, politician or public figure).
To remind, the leader of National Self-Determination Union, presidential candidate Paruyr Hayrikyan was shot in the shoulder Wednesday night and taken to hospital. The police are investigating the case.
To note, 8 candidates will run for presidency on Feb 18: incumbent President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, former Prime Minister Hrant Bagratyan, leader of Heritage Party Raffi Hovhannisian, leader of Self-Determination Union Paruyr Hayrikyan, leader of National Accord Party Aram Harutyunyan, former Foreign Minister of Nagorno-Karabakh Arman Melikyan, political expert Andreas Ghukasyan and folklore specialist Vartan Sedrakyan.