Baku police says situation in Nardaran township stable
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 12
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The situation in Baku's Nardaran settlement has currently returned to normal, the deputy chief of Baku main police office, major-general Sahlab Bagirov told reporters Dec.12.
He said that complete control has been established in the township, and law enforcement bodies continue to work on the restoration of the rule of law.
Earlier, on Nov. 26, five members of a criminal group, operating under the guise of religion, were killed during a police operation in the township of Nardaran, some 25 km northeast of Baku. Two police officers were also killed in the standoff.
Fourteen members of the criminal group were arrested along with the group's ringleader Taleh Baghirov. All 14 detainees were arrested for four months as a preventive measure against them.
Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office has initiated criminal cases.