03 June 2013, 15:36

Mayor of Makhachkala Said Amirov detained on suspicion of organizing murder

As reported by Vladimir Markin, a spokesman for the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF), the mayor of Makhachkala Said Amirov was detained on suspicion of organizing a murder of an investigator in Dagestan.

On June 1, the police blocked Parkhomenko Street in Makhachkala and, according to eyewitnesses, surrounded the house of the mayor of Makhachkala Said Amirov. A source from the republic's law enforcement bodies said that the mayor was detained and taken out of the city in a helicopter.

The information about the detention of the mayor was confirmed by the official spokesman for the administration of the acting president of Dagestan Ramazan Abdulatipov. "The head of the municipal formation Makhachkala-City Said Amirov has been detained; a criminal case has been initiated against him, " the Interfax-South news agency quotes the above spokesman.

The case was initiated on the fact of the murder of Arsen Gadzhibekov, the acting head of the Investigating Division of the ICRF for the Soviet District of Makhachkala.

According to Vladimir Markin, the mayor has been convoyed to Moscow. Over 10 alleged accomplices in the crime have been detained in connection with the murder, the Interfax reports.

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