12 Dec 2018 19:40

Member of Basayev's gang arrested in Russia's Stavropol Territory

PYATIGORSK. Dec 12 (Interfax) - The Yessentuki City Court has remanded in custody Shamil Kazbulatov, who is suspected of being involved in an attack on Pskov paratroopers of the 6th Company in 2000 and was detained on Tuesday, the press service of the Stavropol Territorial Court told Interfax.

"On Wednesday evening, the court arrested Kazbulatov for two months until February 11, 2019," the interlocutor of the news agency said.

According to previous reports, Russian citizen Kazbulatov, who is born in 1972, was detained in the Stavropol Territory. He is charged with an armed mutiny, membership in the gang and the attempt on the life of servicemen.

The Investigative Committee's investigative branch in the North Caucasian Federal District is continuing an inquiry into the criminal case over the armed attack on paratroopers of the 6th Company of the 104th Regiment of the 76th Pskov Airborne Division by the armed gang jointly led by Basayev and Khattab in the woody highlands in the area of the village of Ulus-Kert in the Shatoi Region in Chechnya in 2000. Eighty-four servicemen were killed and four servicemen sustained injuries varying in severity in the armed assault.

Two assailants involved in the attack on the 6th Airborne Company in Chechnya in 2000 were detained, the Federal Security Service Public Relations Center said on November 29.