Prosecutor General: Knife attack on Azerbaijani pop singer will be investigated impartially
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 1 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
Azerbaijani Prosecutor General Zakir Garalov told journalists that the case over stabbing of Azerbaijani pop singer Faig Agayev will be investigated impartially.
"The Azerbaijani Interior Minister has already spread two statements on the knife attack on Agayev and his bodyguards, and two men were brought to criminal liability on this fact," Garalov said.
Passengers in an Audi, registered 10-FA-222 and driven by Agayev, got into an argument with the driver and passengers of the VAZ-2107 in the Nasimi district of Baku on the morning of Sept. 27.
According to a preliminary version of events, the cause of dispute was the reluctance of drivers to give way to each other. Agayev and his two bodyguards were seriously injured as a result of the incident.
Based on the Nasimi District Court's decision, the suspects in the case have been put under preventative detention following the attack. Rufat Melikov will be detained for three months. A second suspect, Seymur Mammadov, was detained for two months.
Melikov was charged under Articles 126.2.1 of the Criminal Code ("Deliberate causing of serious harm to health, that is harm dangerous to human life, concerning two or more persons, and also repeatedly or by group of persons, on preliminary arrangement by group of persons, by organized group or criminal community [organization]"); 126.2.4 ("Deliberate causing of serious harm to health, that is harm dangerous to human life; hooliganism"), 221.3 (hooliganism committed with application of a weapon or subjects, used as the weapon).
Mammadov was charged under Articles 221.2.1 (hooliganism committed by group of persons).
A third suspect involved in the incident, Natavan Sharifova, was charged under Article 221.3. She gave a written undertaking not to leave town as she has two children.
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