On February 24 “Haikakan Zhamanak” daily reported that on February 23 it addressed the Prosecutor of Yerevan Hrachia Badalian with a petition to abolish the ruling on stopping the investigation on the criminal case on the ignition of the car, owned by “Haikakan Zhamanak” and used by its Chief Editor. As it has been reported, the resolution on stopping the investigation was made in early February by an employee of the Yerevan Investigation Department of the RA Police Ashot Kostanian (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, February 4-10, 2005). The ignition of the editorial car occurred on November 22, 2004 and, according to the conclusion of the forensic fire examination, it was caused by an open fire source.
In the same piece of February 24 “Haikakan Zhamanak” published quotes from the ruling mentioned above. According to them, the ruling of stopping the investigation is grounded by Ashot Kostanian on that no one was identified to be charged with the case. At the same time, the investigator thought it necessary to direct a copy of the ruling to Center Department of the Yerevan Police “to continue the operative inquiry to determine the person who committed the crime”.