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11 March 2015, 16:08

"Novaya Gazeta": customers of attempt on Mayor of Khasavyurt are close to Kadyrov's retinue

The attempted murder of the Mayor of Khasavyurt Saigidpasha Umakhanov was ordered by people close to the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, said a source from special services of Dagestan, citing the testimonies of the residents of Chechnya, convicted in this case. Its figurants include Shaa Turlaev, a former adviser to Kadyrov, who is now wanted, and Adam Delimkhanov, an MP of the Russian State Duma, the "Novaya Gazeta" reports.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in March 2014, in Khasavyurt, the residents of Chechnya Ramzan Djabrailov and Badrudin Kachaev were detained on suspicion of plotting an attempt on the above Mayor Saigidpasha Umakhanov. On February 17, they were sentenced to 9 and 12 years in prison, respectively.

According to the "Novaya Gazeta", Badrudin Djabrailov has indicated Turlaev's involvement.

Turlaev was put on the federal wanted list back in 2010 in connection with the investigation of the attempted murder of businessman Isa Yamadaev, committed in Moscow on July 28, 2009.

The newspaper writes that the main evidence in the case of the attempted murder of Umakhanov was obtained from a Chechen, who figures in the case files as a minor businessman from Khasavyurt. He allegedly had a conflict with Umakhanov and was assumed to be the killer, but he rethought it and went to cooperate with special services.

The Khasavyurt Mayor said that "he did not know the specific customers" of the attempt on him, but "he was convinced that these were the actions of the people hostile to the peacemakers in Northern Caucasus."

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

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