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MOSCOW, October 16 (Itar-Tass) — Dagestan instituted a criminal case against one of overlords of the Derbent armed gang and his underling who were blockaded at a private home in Makhachkala and who surrendered to law enforcers on Saturday.
The case was instituted by the Dagestan branch of the Russian Investigation Committee in connection with crimes, provided for by Article 317 of the Russian Criminal Code (“encroachment on life of an officer of law enforcement bodies), Article 208 of the Russian Criminal Code (“participation in an illegal armed group” and Article 222 of the Russian Criminal Code (“illegal arms trafficking, committed by a group of people), says a report of the press service of the Russian Investigation Committee.
On October 14 a group of two gunmen was sealed off at a private home in the Akutinsky Avenue, Makhachkala. The regime of a counter-terrorist operation was imposed on the area. It turned out at the talks that the house shelters one of ringleaders of the Derbent armed gang Nariman Mirzamagomedov, 41, and an active participant of this gang, Telman Gadzhimustafaev, 24.
When proposed to surrender, the gunmen shot at law enforcers. Following lengthy talks, the gunmen were convinced at long last in the morning of October 15 to surrender and to lay down arms. The arsenal of gunmen consisted of four submachineguns, two grenades and a lot of ammunition.
According to information of the Anti-Terrorist Committee, the detainees are implicated in a number of crimes in Dagestan, “including shooting at the police station in he Mamedkalinsky Village, Derbent district; firing at the building of the police precinct in the city of Dagestanskie Ogni as well as in the assassination (last July) of school headmaster in the village of Sovetskoye S. Akhmedov,” the committee’s information centre reported.
The investigation of the criminal case continues, noted the Russian Investigation Committee.