One of arrested Dagestani officials suspected of involvement in murder

One of arrested Dagestani officials suspected of involvement in murder
Khadzhimurad Kamalov

This is the murder of Khadzhimurad Kamalov, the founder of the Dagestani newspaper Chernovik, in 2011.

One of the arrested Dagestani officials is suspected of involvement in the murder of the founder of the Dagestani newspaper Chernovik Khadzhimurad Kamalov in 2011. As the Kommersant newspaper writes, the ICR announced the addenda of charges to one of the high-ranking officials of Dagestan.

According to one of the officials close to the investigation, the investigators are checking one of the defendants in the corruption case for involvement in the organization of this crime. His name will not be specified until the end of the audit.

According to the ICR, an article on illegal arms trafficking will be added - during searches at Dagestani officials investigators seized machine guns, pistols, explosives, hunting weapons and cartridges. Founder of the weekly Chernovik Khadzhimurad Kamalov was shot from the assault rifle near the editorial office on the night of December 16, 2011.

In February 2017 in Makhachkala, former Prime Minister of Dagestan Abdusamad Hamidov, his former deputies Shamil Isayev and Rajudin Yusufov, also former Minister of Education and Science of the Republic Shahobas Shahov were detained. They are suspected of embezzling 107.8 million rubles ($1.8m), allocated from the budget for the social sphere and the investment program of the region.

Hamidov is also suspected of illegal granting state guarantees for obtaining bank loans for 1.3 billion rubles ($22.5m). The ICR also initiated a criminal case on the creation of the OCG using the official position.

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