Chechen taxi driver arrested on suspicion of murdering FSB and military officers
The murder occurred on October 8, 2000 in the city of Urus-Martan. All this time, the suspect lived in Chechnya and worked as a taxi driver.
In Chechnya, a taxi driver was detained on suspicion of killing an FSB officer and two MIA servicemen, reported the website of the Chechen Department of the Investigative Committee.
According to investigators, the murder occurred on October 8, 2000 in the city of Urus-Martan. Unknown people fired at the officer and the servicemen and killed them. Then, the attackers stole the victims’ weapons. A criminal case was initiated under item (a), part 2 of Art. 105 and part 1 of Art. 226 of the Russian Criminal Code (Murder of two or more persons, Stealing of Arms).
The Investigative Committee stated that the suspect is a 37-year-old resident of Urus-Martan, who lived in Chechnya all this time and worked as a taxi driver. After the detention, he was put in custody.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).