MOSCOW, April 8 (Itar-Tass) – Police officers and an aide to the prosecutor are suspected of high-profile crimes in Dagestan, the head of the Makhachkala police department can also be involved in them, spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee (SK) Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass.
The SK Main Investigation Department is investigating seven criminal cases of attacks on law enforcement officials in Dagestan and other crimes committed in the country. Among them – attacks on the staff members of the regional department of the Investigative Committee – Arsen Gadzhibekov in 2011, Nurlan Ashurbekov in 2012, as well as attacks on employees of the Dagestan’s Prosecutor’s Office Natalya Mamedkerimova in 2011 and Ali Suleimanov in 2007.
“Currently, a number of suspects have been detained within the criminal cases. Among them – Kizlyar prosecutor’s aide Magomed Abdulgalimov, head of a platoon of the patrol-guard service of the Kaspiysk Interior department Gadzhi Dzhamalutdinov and investigator of a unit of the Russian Interior department for Makhachkala Magomed Akhmedov,” Markin said.
“In addition, investigators have reasons to believe that head of the Makhachkala city police department Colonel Raip Ashikov may be involved in these crimes,” the SK representative said. On March 22, he took a three-day leave and disappeared.
“Currently, Ashikov has been removed from office, and the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Dagestan has given instructions to establish his whereabouts and take him to the investigator for questioning as a suspect,” Markin said.