After years of requests, the enigma for the disappearance of Arshak Karhanyan (29), the agent of the City Police who disappeared in February 2019, reached a presidential hearing.
Alberto Fernández received this Tuesday the relatives of the young man who worked at the Caballito police station and disappeared after talking to a fellow force.
The anguish of the Karhanyan family had the attention of the Executive Branch for the first time. The President, together with the Minister of Justice of the Nation, Martín Soria, attended to the relatives of Karhanyan, who had unsuccessfully requested an audience with former President Mauricio Macri and for a year and a half had repeated the request with Fernández.
The relatives claim for the disappearance of Arshak, who on February 24, 2019 was out of law and at night he had arranged to meet a young woman. Leonel Herba (32), his partner in the force, went to look for him at his home, on Avenida Directory 963, in Caballito. Arshak he attended him on the sidewalk. A security camera recorded the moment.
Arshak Karhanyan, Tigran’s brother, missing city police officer
It was 12:46. According to the family of the missing officer, he looked somewhat uncomfortable with the conversation that lasted just over half an hour. The video also shows that Herba made him listen to an audio from his cell phone to Arshak. The content of the message was never known since when the experts checked the cell phone, the messages had been deleted.
Karhanyan, 29, studied at the UTN, is a systems and technology specialist, and worked at the Caballito neighborhood police station located on Valle Street, after having gone through the cybercrime area and the Expositions Division.
After the chat with his partner in force, Arshak, who lived on the sixth floor, he went upstairs to get his wallet, his service pistol and left.
The last image of Arshak Karhanyan, the City policeman who disappeared in February 2019.
At home he left his iPhone. He did not use his motorcycle to go to the Primera Junta station of the subway A to withdraw money from the ATM. He took out $ 2,000 and went to the Easy in Rivadavia and Paysandú to buy a shovel of $ 1500. Nobody knows why or for what. His trail was lost after he walked down that avenue toward Flores and turned toward Yerbal.
In 2014, Karhanyan joined the Metropolitan Police, where he worked in the area of Cybercrime and participated as an expert in the investigation into the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman.
With the creation of the City Police, he was assigned to the Investigations Division and later transferred to the 7B neighborhood police station. At the same time, he was studying computer engineering at the National Technological University (UTN).
The case for “whereabouts investigation” of Arshak is processed at the National Criminal and Correctional Prosecutor’s Office No. 2, under the charge of prosecutor Santiago Vismara.
The investigation raises questions about the complaint. It is that, for example, about 150 agents of the Federal Police and the Gendarmerie raked more than a year and a half after the disappearance the area where his family asked to be investigated from day one.
Suspicions in the complaint about Arshak’s disappearance stem from what happened after he was last seen. “We are working on the request to change the qualification of the case, understanding that Arshak disappeared and the City police who participated in this investigation did things in such a way that the truth is hidden,” said Juan Kassargian, attorney for the family to Clarion in February of this year.
The campaign, in the middle of the meeting
This Tuesday, from the Casa Rosada they released a statement in which they clarify that the Ministry of Security of the Nation collaborates in the search through the Federal System for the Search of Persons and Missing Persons. And, since June 2019, it offers a reward of half a million pesos for those who provide reliable information on the whereabouts of Karhanyan.
The meeting can have a political password in campaign, given that the political person in charge of the City Police is Diego Santilli, now a pre-candidate for national deputy of Juntos in the Province of Buenos Aires.
The Ministry of Security offers a reward for data on the missing City Police officer, Arshak Karhanyan (27).
In fact, on the part of the government, they clarify that during the meeting with the family, President Fernández was accompanied by the Buenos Aires legislator and the first candidate for national deputy of the Frente de Todos en la Ciudad, Leandro santoro.
Legislator Victoria Montenegro also participated in the meeting, who at the time of the raking, a year and a half after Karhanyan’s disappearance, was present and criticized the times of Justice: “More than a year and a half ago Arshak disappeared. Just today the place that his family indicated from day one will be raked. I will continue to accompany them until I know what happened. “