The Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia for North-Caucasian Federal District continues investigation of a probe into 17 participants of a religious community banned in the Russian Federation operating in Stavropol Territory. The investigation gathered enough evidence and pressed charges against the said persons under Part 1 of Article 282.2, Part 2 of Article 282.2 (organization of a terrorist community and participation in it), Part 1 of Article 30, Paragraph A of Part 2 of Article 205, Part 2 of Article 223.1, Part 2 of Article 222.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (preparation to a terrorist act, illegal manufacture and storage of explosive devices by a group of persons under preliminary conspiracy).
On July 21-22, 2021 as a result of a set of investigative actions and search activities carried out in interaction with units of the Central Office of the Federal Security Service of Russia, the Federal Security Service of Russia for Stavropol Region and the Main Department of Internal Affairs of Russia for Stavropol Territory, seven more members of the banned religious association from among residents of the Republic of Dagestan, Karachay-Cherkess Republic and Stavropol Territory were detained. Among them are: Rasul Imarov, Yusup Ismailiv, Islam Tambiev, Anzor Kakhunov, Adam Darsaev, Makhach Bashirov and Rabagandji Rabadanov. At present the investigation has motioned the court to place the detainees into custody.
According to investigators, Timurlan Goguev organized the activities of the said religious association in the city of Kislovodsk, Stavropol Territory, which was aimed at establishing the world domination of a radical form of Islam and the creation of a single Islamic state in the Russian Federation. The other accused joined the association. On April 5, 2021 two participants of the association planned to commit a terrorist act in administrative building of Kislovodsk city police department using a self-made explosive device, but their actions were prevented by officers of the central office of the Federal Security Service of Russia, Stavropol Territorial Department of the Federal Security Service of Russia and the Main Department of Internal Affairs of Russia for Stavropol Territory.
The criminal investigation is ongoing.