War is coming? Rovshan Lenkoransky’s European associate ordered Abu’s murder

War is coming? Rovshan Lenkoransky’s European associate ordered Abu’s murder
Khamzat Gastamirov (Sheikh Khamzat)

The Gastamirov’s clan conducted its own investigation aimed at finding the hirer behind the murder together with Dutch investigators.

Investigation into the assassination of the crime lord and a close associate of the late thief-in-law Rovshan Dzhaniev reveals that the ‘order’ has been received from the North Caucasus. As reported by Sputnik’s Azerbaijani agency citing its sources, the hit on Khamzat Gastamirov, better known as Sheikh Khamzat, has been organized by a Chechen crime lord Abu Davtaev aka Abu.

Sheikh Khamzat was attacked on December 23 in the wholesale vegetable base Staay Food Group Holding in the Netherlands. Two masked men made shots from two Glok pistols and a Kalashnikov assault rifle with a silencer at about three o'clock in the morning. However, the assassination attempt failed due to the resistance of Gastamirov's security guards. One of the killers was wounded in the leg, and the other in the thigh. The police who arrived on the scene detained the perpetrators and took them to the police station. Gastamirov’s clan conducted its own investigation aimed at finding the hirer behind the murder together with Dutch investigators.

One of the killers, 31-year-old Gudrat Aliev, turned out to be a native of Azerbaijan's Jalilabad region. The second detainee is a native of Urus-Martan district of Chechnya, 27-year-old Khasan Zakaev.

Абу Давтаев («Абу») (в центре)

Abu Davtaev (Abu) (center)

The investigation has shown that their actions had been coordinated via WhatsApp mobile app using MegaFon mobile communication operator from the territory of Russia and Berlin. Following this clue, it was found out that back in 2015, Davtaev requested a Grozny mafia enforcer Beslan Lysy to eliminate Sheikh Khamzat. Who, in turn, found assassins in Berlin, but they failed the task.

In 2016, Beslan Lysy found the new perpetrators of the murder, Zakaev and Aliev. That is when the killers began following Gastamirov and collecting information. Their coordinator in Berlin even managed to get closer to Sheikh Khamzat asking the latter to lend money allegedly for treating his father.

Thus, the criminals learnt that Gastamirov, who used to control the vegetable base near Rotterdam, frequently visited it. Recordings from surveillance cameras showed that the assassins watched him for two months, and often visited the base under the guise of truck drivers. 

On the night of the assassination, they had been brought to the base on a car by four people, who then fled, abandoning the car nearby.

Sheikh Khamzat was very close to thief in law Rovshan Lenkoransky, who was killed in Turkey in summer. After the incident, he began uniting Chechen and Turkish clans to confront the assassin's paymaster. In addition, he got most of Rovshan Lenkoransky's property in Europe. He was later called the keeper of the European common fund. Moreover, according to some sources, he was taking care of assets belonging to thief in law Shakro Molodoy, who is currently imprisoned. According to the outlet’s sources, many criminal community representatives were not happy with the growing influence of Sheikh Khamzat. And now, after the name of the contractor has been revealed, signs of bloodshed loom on the horizon. The next move is Gastamirov's.

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