Two Detained On Murder of Notorious Criminal ‘Chechen Ruslan’ in Baku

Politics Materials 27 November 2007 13:53 (UTC +04:00)
Two Detained On Murder of Notorious Criminal ‘Chechen Ruslan’ in   Baku

Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr K. Zarbaliyeva / Two people were detained for the murder of the notorious criminal, Ragub Rustamov, known as 'Chechen Ruslan' in Baku.

Akif Sariyev and Alinur Sariyev, who were in close proximity to Rustamov during the incident, were detained as suspects, the Narimanov District Prosecutor's Office reported on 27 November.

On 25 November, a man was shot in Hasan Aliyev Street in front of the restaurant Tongal. The victim was Ragub Rustamov, 45, a Russian citizen from the Azerbaijani region of Agdam.

Narimanov District Prosecutor's Office filed a criminal case for premeditated homicide and illegal gain, transfer, sale, possession, transportation or carrying of firearms of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan. The detainees are relatives. Alinur Sariyev's father was killed in Russia.

On the day of the incident the Sariyevs were in the Tongal restaurant together with Rustamov. The man left the restaurant and was shot from a white BMW driving past, which immediately disappeared. The victim was taken to hospital where he later died.

The victim was known in Russia as the infamous criminal 'Chechen Ruslan'. His murder was connected to his criminal activities and attempts on his life had been made several times before, a source at law-enforcement bodies reported to Trend.

This is the third gun crime to take place in Baku in the last month. A member of the representation office of the unrecognized Republic of Chechnya in Azerbaijan Imran Gaziyev was killed in the district of Binagadi. One man was killed and three injured at a police station in Sabail District.