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Investigator of the Directorate I on Major Crimes Investigation of the Moscow Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia finished investigation finished investigation of a probe into 8 perpetrators. Depending on the role of each, they are accused of participation in a gang and committing a number of offenses, including an attempted murder and financing terrorism (Part 2 of Article 205.5, Part 1 of Article 205.1, Part 1.1 of Article 205.1, Part 1 of Article 209, Part 3 of Article 222, Paragraphs A, B of Part 4 of Article 162, Paragraphs A, B of Part 4 of Article 162, Paragraphs A, B of Part 4 of Article 162, Part 3 of Article 30, Paragraphs A, F, G, H of Part 2 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code of Russia).
According to the investigation, in May 2017 in Dmitrovsky Municipal District four of the accused created a gang for attacking and murdering citizens and subsequent appropriation of their property. Due to having criminal ties in the criminal community of the Sverdlovsk Region, the perpetrators as a stable armed group committed robberies and an attempted murder in Yekaterinburg. Investigation continues the systematic work to identify the accomplices of the accused, involved in the commission of the series of these daring crimes.
Apart from that, in July 2016, the accused, after joining an organization recognized as terrorist under legislation of the Russian Federation, carried out recruitment and inducement of citizens to join the said organization in the Dmitrovsky Municipal District and assisted the organization in a form of financing.
The investigation of the criminal case was of particular difficulty, primarily in connection with the commission of crimes in conditions of non-obviousness, all the illegal actions of the accused were carefully thought out, they looked for means of conspiracy for committing robbery attacks. The accused didn't admit their guilt at the stage of preliminary investigation. In terms of investigation of the probe the investigator carried out a big volume of work: over 100 examinations including forensic medical, genetic, ballistics, biological, psychological and psychiatric, traceological. Also, the investigation carried out over 10 searches, on site verification of testimonies with participation of victims in Yekaterinburg, including those with citizens of the Chines People's Republic - victims of the attacks, a large number of examinations of mobile and other technical devices; as interim measures, the property of the defendants in the criminal case (land plots, cars) was arrested. The irrefutable evidence collected for the probe and examination reports provided a basis for indictment. In the nearest future the criminal case with the approved indictment will be sent to the court to be tried on the merits.