Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 18
The situation with crime in Baku's Nardaran township is fully under control, said the minister of internal affairs of Azerbaijan Ramil Usubov during the meeting with the residents of the township, the press service of the interior ministry of Azerbaijan reported Jan.18.
Usubov said that employees of the ministry, prosecutor's office and state security bodies carry out operative-investigative and preventive measures to fully ensure public safety in the township.
The minister said that the ongoing construction and development work in the township, as well as the work to resolve social problems of the residents will continue. It was noted that solution of problems of the township's residents is in focus of the country's President Ilham Aliyev.
Residents of the township expressed their gratitude, adding that the issues with supply of gas, electricity and water have been resolved, adding that the township's children normally attend school.
The situation with crime in the township escalated on Nov. 26, when 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.