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MOSCOW, March 22 (Itar-Tass) — The Prosecutor General's Office /PGO/ sent to a court a criminal case against three members of the gang that had carried out an act of terror in Pyatigorsk in August 2010, in which 46 persons were hurt, PGO spokeswoman Marina Gridneva told Itar-Tass.
Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin endorsed the indictment against Islamkhan Abdurakhmanov, Anvarbek Amangaziyev and Eldar Kaibaliyev," Gridneva said.
"They are accused of the commission of crimes under Criminal Code articles on "act of terror," "banditry," "illegal acquisition, handover, sale, keeping, transportation or carrying of firearms, ammunition, explosives and bombs," she said. The investigators said three members of the gang, including Amangaziyev and Otepov, killed a local resident in Pyatigorsk in 2010, and took his car. They planted a homemade bomb in it and left it between the Oscar cafe and two nearby houses. The explosion injured 46 people and caused considerable damage to property of citizens and organizations.
In September 2010, the same gangsters killed another local resident to come in possession of his car. Having left the dead body in the car and planted homemade bombs there, the gangers parked it near the rear side of the Gloria cafe. The criminals were unable to carry their plans through due to faults in the explosive devices. In October 2010, they were preparing another act of terror against the police department of the town of Zheleznovodsk but were destroyed in a shootout with law-enforcement agents.
In February, 2012, the Stavropol territory court found Ruslam Otepov guilty of the above crimes and sentenced him to 16 years in jail.