The investigation was launched on February 25 after MP Gogi Topadze, one of the leaders of the Industrialists Party, a member of the Georgian Dream ruling coalition, accused Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli of the Republican Party, also a member of GD coalition, of manipulating Sagarejo MP by-election. Investigation was opened under the article 332 of criminal code, involving abuse of power.
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“No crime committed by public office holders has been confirmed as a result of the investigation; therefore, the Prosecutor’s Office has terminated probe into the case,” Prosecutor’s Office said on March 21.