Ibragim Kazibekov, Minister of Construction, Architecture and Housing of Dagestan. Screenshot of video posted by ‘Dagestan’ TV company YouTube channel.

14 February 2018, 04:43

ICRF: man accused of kidnapping Minister in Dagestan concludes a plea bargain

In Dagestan, investigators have completed an investigation into the criminal case against Zalkip Aliskantov, a 39-year-old resident of the Tlaratin District. According to the investigators, he was one of the accomplices in the kidnapping of Ibragim Kazibekov, Minister of Construction, Architecture and Housing.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on July 20, 2017, Ibragim Kazibekov was kidnapped in Makhachkala. On July 21, 2017, law enforcers detained brothers Zalkip and Yakhya Aliskantov during the transfer of a part of the ransom. The Minister was released. The investigators suggest that the kidnapping was organized by Magomed Omarov, who at that time held the post of the chief of the centre to ensure the safety of top-ranking officials of Dagestan of the Department of the Federal Service of National Guard Forces.

The three persons who acted on a preliminary conspiracy are involved as suspects in the case of kidnapping. Meanwhile, one of the accomplices of the conspiracy reported about the forthcoming crime to the law enforcement bodies, and further events took place under the supervision of the law enforcement officials, reported on February 13 the website of the Investigating Department for Dagestan of the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF).

The indictment was approved by public prosecutor and forwarded to the court.

Zalkip Aliskantov cooperated with investigators and his case was considered as a separate proceeding. This was confirmed to the "Kommersant" by Rasul Temirbekov, Senior Assistant to the chief of the ICRF's Department for Dagestan.

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

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