Case against leader of gang that was part of Aslan Gagiyev’s criminal community sent to court

The North Caucasus Federal District Directorate of the Investigative Committee has finished investigating a case against Oleg Dzarakhokhov, a leader of a gang which was a unit of the criminal community headed by Aslan Gagiyev. He is charged with crimes under Part 1 of Article 210 of the RF Penal Code (leadership of a unit of a criminal community), Part 1 of Article 209 (leadership of a gang), Part 2, items “a” “f”, “g” and “h” of Article 105 (murder), Part 3 of Article 30, Part 2, items “a” “f”, “g” and “h” of Article 105 (attempted murder), Part 2, item “d” of Article 112 (deliberate infliction of medium range injuries), Part 3, item “a” of Article 111 (deliberate infliction of grievous bodily harm), Part 2 of Article 167 (deliberate damage of other’s property), Part 3 of Article 222 (illegal circulation of firearms).

According to investigators, in 2009, Oleg Dzarakhokhov joined the criminal community Aslan Gagiyev had set up in Moscow and North Ossetia-Alania. He was in charge of organizing armed assaults by the members of the gang he headed.

The following crimes were committed with active participation of Dzarakhokhov: murder of Viktor and Vladislav Bagayev in North Ossetia-Alania in 2011; murder of Soslan Khugayev in the town of Vladikavkaz in 2011; murder of Vadim Dzhioyev in the town of Vladikavkaz in 2011; murder of Aslan Torchiyev and Albeg Playev in the town of Beslan in 2013; attempted murder of Tamerlan Torchiyev and infliction of grievous bodily harm to Aslanbek Torchiyev and attempted murder of Ruslan Beaytsiyev in the town of Vladikavkaz in 2012.

In addition, Dzarakhokhov was involved in illegal circulation of firearms, ammunition, explosives and explosive devices.

The investigators have enough evidence, so the criminal case with the approved indictment has been sent to the Supreme Court of North Ossetia-Alania.

Last week, the Moscow Region Court sentenced one more active member of the said criminal community Robert Bagayev to 22 years in prison and a fine of 500,000 rubles. He was the 18th member of the criminal community who was sentenced to jail. Earlier, 17 members were sentenced to long prison terms, including Oleg Gagiyev and Oleg Khamitshev to life imprisonment. 14 more are in custody and 8 of the criminals are wanted, 3 members of the gang, including its head Aslan Gagiyev and his right hand Artur Dzhioyev were detained abroad and are awaiting for being extradited to the Russian Federation.

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