Investigation Department of crimes committed during legal proceedings of Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia has revealed 13 facts of illegal seizure of property in Samegrelo region and has come to decision to return these land plots to their original owners in order to restore their rights.
Based on an investigation conducted, in 2009-2010 Ministry of Economic Development had negotiations on Anaklia Port constructon issue with one of the private companies. The key obstacle on the way was that concrete part of the land needed to build the port in Anaklia and nearby area, used to belong to local population and they wanted to get compensation instead.
In order to simplify the process and prevent from paying compensation, based on a decision of a couple of high ranking officials of former government, Relevant Structural Unit of Ministry of Economic Development by violently breaking property ownership rights, against the will of the owners, secretly sent fake cadastral drawing to Public Registry. Consequently, the land with an area of more than 2000 hectares was registered as the state property.
The land included land plots of concrete citizens: Koba Korshia's plot of land with an area of 3,830 sq. m., in the village of Anaklia, Tea Gegechkori’s plot of land with an area of 3,126 sq.m., Givi Soselia's plot of land with an area of 1000 sq.m., Z.L’s plot of land with an area of 550 sq.m., Mikheil Soselia’s plot of land with an area of 6,008 sq.m., Zaza Khasaia's plot of land with an area of 1000 sq.m., Alberti Izoria’s plot of land with an area of 12,500 sq.m, in the Village of Ergeta, Ketevan Zarandia's plot of land with an area of 7,065 sq.m and Tatyana Kukava's plot of land in the village of Khamiskuri, Khobi district with an area of 7,603 sq.m. B.A’s plot of land in the village of Kheta, with an area of 1,500 sq.m, Metvari Lagvilava’s plot of land in the village of Pirveli Maisi with an area of 4,700 sq.m., G. G’s plot of land in the village of Gurifuli with an area of 5,120 sq.m., Spartak Beraia’s plot of land in the village of Khorga with an area of 4,500 sq.m.
Department addresses National Agency of State Property to return currently state owned property to its owners.
As for the high-ranking officials accused of the crime – illegal seizure of property, considering cooperation level with investigation, after investigation Prosecutor’s Office will take relevant legal decision.