Court releases nephew of mob Zap accused of shooting at cafe

Court releases nephew of mob Zap accused of shooting at cafe
Artem Kazaryan (Artem Leninakansky)

Earlier, the same judge released another mob - 29-year-old Petul.

The Gyumri court in Armenia released former thief in law Artem Kazaryan, also known as Artem Leninakansky, on bail. As the Aravot daily reports, 20 million drams were contributed, which is slightly more than 40 thousand dollars.

Kazaryan was detained for taking part in the shootout in June 2017 at the cafe Ponchik Monchik in the center of Gyumri. As a result, one person was injured in the stomach.

The same judge Vardan Grigoryan released 29-year-old mob named Petul, who is accused of attempted murder, under recognizance not to leave.

Perhaps the fact that he is the nephew of famous thief in law Andranik Sogoyan, known as Zap. He got a bad name among the thieves in law out of the cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Armenia. He opted for the homeland after being sentenced in absentia to 22 years of imprisonment for organizing the murder of an Armenian businessman and was put on an international wanted list by the Prague court.

At the beginning of the year, the Turkish law enforcers accused Zap the most likely customer of the murder of Dato Pankisski. The thief in law was shot dead in the center of Istanbul. However, all this does not prevent Sogoyan from hiding abroad.

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