Former police chief of Makhachkala arrested for contacting terrorists

Former police chief of Makhachkala arrested for contacting terrorists

The defendant hinted at conflict with a high-ranking Dagestani police officer.

The Soviet District Court of Makhachkala arrested former head of the city police department Raip Ashikov, who is suspected of financing terrorism (part 1.1 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) for two months. The suspect will be charged within ten days. In court, Ashikov said that he had a conflict with a high-ranking Dagestan police official, Chernovik reports.

Head of the security service of the Agricultural Bank Ashikov was detained on March 30. The next day, the police arrested the alleged accomplice and former subordinate Omar Abdurashidov, who had reported torture by investigators.

In 2013, Ashikov was dismissed from the bodies after the suspicions over the killings at the law enforcement agencies.

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