Georgian Interior Ministry solves case on incident at SOCAR gas station (UPDATE)
Details added, headline changed (first version posted on 13:33)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 24
Georgian Interior Ministry has solved the case concerning the incident at the gas station of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) in Tbilisi, Georgia's capital, NewsGeorgia reported March 24, citing the Georgian Interior Ministry.
Previously convicted Zurab U., born 1993, has been detained on the accusation of inflicting bodily harm as a result of the operational and investigative activities.
"The investigation revealed that during a verbal skirmish at the SOCAR gas station located on Guramishvili Avenue on March 23, the detained injured the leg of the operator Zurab A. (born 1991) with a cold weapon and manager Jafar A. (born 1983) and fled the scene," said the message.
The injured were hospitalized. Currently their health condition is satisfactory.
The police detained Zurab U. after hot pursuit down Guramishvili Avenue a few minutes after the incident. A knife, thought to have been used in the crime, was seized as material evidence.
Investigation is underway in accordance with the Article 118 of Georgia's Criminal Code (intentional infliction of less grievous bodily harm). The detainee pleads guilty.
It should be noted that earlier, witnesses said several people attacked the gas station.
Edited by CN