MOSCOW, July 22 (Itar-Tass) - Dagestani native Zakarya Gadzhiyev, who is suspected of beating State Duma deputy from LDPR Roman Khudyakov, faced the charges on four articles of the Russian Criminal Code, a source in the law enforcement agencies told Itar-Tass on Monday.
“Gadzhiyev is accused of battery, hooliganism, banditry and extortion,” the source said, noting that probably second defendant Artur Minbulatov faced the same charges. The source added that the law enforcement agencies are investigating two episodes, in which Gadzhiyev and Minbulatov are involved that is the attack on Khudyakov and the beating of a person at the trading centre Evropeisky.
The attack on Roman Khudyakov was committed at 19:30 Moscow time on July 9 on the Berezhkovskaya Embankment. The Toyata Land Cruiser driver has made a dangerous manoeuvre, triggering a road accident with the car, which Khudyakov was driving. Then, squeezing the car to the roadside, a driver and a passenger went out from the jeep and with uncensored words “hit the lawmaker on the hands and the head many times without any reasons and escaped from the crime scene.”
The four suspects, who are the Dagestani natives, were detained in the Volgograd Region in the evening on the next day at a road police post near the settlement Gorodishche. One of them had a certificate of private guardsman that was issued in Makhachkala. In the check of the car the police have found two traumatic pistols, which were loaded with combat cartridges. The investigating agencies opened a criminal case over the attack on deputy Khudyakov for battery with the motives of hooliganism and an act of hooliganism. Later the detectives found that the detainees can be involved in one more crime, which was committed last March at the trading centre Evropeisky. Then several men beat up brutally a businessman, demanding to pay 30 million roubles to them.