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Investigators ask to arrest alleged murderers of Boris Nemtsov — spokesman

March 08, 2015, 14:25 updated at: March 08, 2015, 14:30 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Of involvement in the murder of five people suspected
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MOSCOW, 8 March. /TASS/. Materials on arrest of five alleged murderers of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov were delivered to the court on Sunday, press secretary of the Basmanny Court Anna Fadeyeva said, adding the detained had been delivered to the court already.

The investigators have filed the request with the Moscow Basmanny district court.

"The investigation continues," representative of the Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin twitted on Sunday.

On Saturday, head of the Russian Federal Security Service /FSB/, Alexander Bortnikov, said publicly about detention of two suspects in the murder - Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev. So the 48 hours needed for making an arrest will elapse by Monday morning, March 9, a day off in Russia.

Later on Saturday, secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Caucasian republic of Ingushetia, Albert Barakhayev, told TASS that suspects in Nemtsov’s murder had been detained in the republic.

Barakhayev has said that one of the detainees, Anzor Gubashev, was detained while driving from the town of Malgobek to the local village Voznesenovskaya where his mother resides and the other suspect was detained in the city of Magas.

Nemtsov, a co-leader of the RPR-Parnas party, was gunned down on a bridge in central Moscow at a blank-point range several hundred meters away from the Kremlin late on Friday night, February 27. The law enforcement agencies launched a criminal inquiry into the murder on charges of "murder" and "illegal circulation of firearms." The investigators are pursuing several lines of inquiry, including a contract killing. On March 3, Nemtsov was buried at Moscow’s Troyekurovskoye cemetery.

Main witness of the crime, citizen of Ukraine Anna Duritskaya, who was with Nemtsov at the time of the crime, left for her country as all necessary procedures were completed by investigators. She said she would assist the investigation and if necessary will come to Moscow.

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