The Main Investigative Directorate of the Russian Investigative Committee finalized the criminal investigation of the case against Mr. Khasan Polonkoev, the organizer and leader of the terrorist community created and operating in the Republic of Ingushetia, as well as its other ten members.
Each of them, depending on the established role, is accused of committing crimes in accordance with Parts 1-2, Article 205.4 (leadership of the terrorist community and participation in its activities), Part 4, Article 205.1 (organization of terrorist act), paragraph "b", Part 3, Article 205 (terrorist act), Part 3, Article 222 and Part 3, Article 222.1 (illicit trafficking in weapons, ammunition and explosives) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
According to the investigation, the defendants, participating in the activities of the mentioned terrorist community, in 2019 committed two terrorist acts against Mr. Ibragim Eldzharkiev, Head of the Main Directorate for Countering Extremism of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Ingushetia. He and his brother were killed later, as a result of the second attack, committed in November 2019 in Moscow.
The purpose of the crime was to destabilize the activities of the authorities and exert pressure on them to force them to refuse to identify, prevent, suppress and disclose offenses committed and being committed by the organizers, leaders, members of the terrorist community and persons from their entourage.
Earlier, the Southern Okrug Military Court issued a guilty verdict against a member and accomplice of the mentioned terrorist community.
The investigation collected a sufficient evidence base, so the criminal case is transferred for further submission to court.