The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia denies the fact of putting pressure on the arrested in connection with the murder of Samson Kutateladze and then dismissed Giorgi Chanturia. The MIA has recently released a statement.
The agency urges all parties to wait for the results of the investigation and refrain from statements devoid of legal grounds.
"As it is known to the society that Giorgi Chanturia was detained on the fact of illegal purchase and keeping of ammunition under the article 236 of the Criminal Code of Georgia on January 17, 2018, within the investigation on the murder of General Samson Kutateladze, and later was released. Alongside with other facts, Giorgi Chanturia was the person who saw Samson Kutateladze before he was killed.
"Accordingly, during the survey, Chanturia"s law enforcers asked logical questions about his possible connection with the murder.
This is the standard and widely tested tactic of the crime investigation. Consequently, all statements have no legal basis regarding pressure and represent the tactic of the lawyer of Giorgi Chanturia for the formation of incorrect public opinion.
"We urge all parties to wait for the results of the investigation and refrain from statement devoid of legal grounds." The Ministry of Internal Affairs continues investigating the murder of General Samson Kutateladze, intensive investigative actions are underway, "the statement released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs says.