02 March 2019, 12:03

Givi Targamadze demands to find the customer of attempt

Givi Targamadze has expressed dissatisfaction that, while investigating the attempt on him, the Georgia's Prosecutor's Office and the Tbilisi City Court failed to establish the customer of the crime.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in February 2019, a court in Tbilisi sentenced David Khechuashvili, an employee of the Department of Constitutional Security of Georgia, in absentia to 18 years in prison, having accused him of an attempted murder of the MP Givi Targamadze.

On October 4, 2016, the Givi Targamadze's car was blown up near the office of the "United National Movement" (UNM) Party in Tbilisi. As a result of the explosion, seven people were injured, including Targamadze and his driver.

According to investigators, along with David Khechuashvili, two more persons took part in preparing the explosion – his wife's brother, Boris Chagunava, and Dmitry Abramishvili. However, in June 2017, investigators refused to attract Abramishvili as a suspect in the terror act case. Various weapons – pistols, shotguns and explosives – were found in Chagunava's apartment. His case was isolated into a separate proceeding.

"That is, the man kept pistols and explosives to organize a terror act, but they didn't accuse him of participating in a terror act, but only of purchasing and storing thereof," Givi Targamadze told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent, adding that David Khechuashvili, the main figurant in the case of the attempted murder, was not detained. Investigators failed to strain all their efforts to search for Khechuashvili, Mr Targamadze has stated.

The definition of the court says nothing about the motives or possible customers of the crime. "It seems from the court decision that the defendant woke up in the morning with an unmotivated maniacal idea – why not to kill Givi Targamadze; and for the whole day he tried to shadow me," said Targamadze.

Targamadze himself treats the attempt on him as a terror act, aimed to intimidate people before the parliamentary elections, which took place on October 9, 2016.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on March 2, 2019 at 07:33 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Beslan Kmuzov; Source: CK correspondent

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