Member of gang involved in explosion on Vladikavkaz market sentenced to 16 years in prison in Republic of North Ossetia-Alania

The court has recognized the evidence collected by the North Caucasian Central Investigative Department of the Russian Investigative Committee as sufficient to convict Vakhi Khashagulgov. He is found guilty of the crimes under part 2 of article 210, part 2 of article 209, paragraph “b” of part 3 of article 205, article 317, part 2 or article 222, part 3 of article 223 of the Russian Criminal Code (act of terror, banditry, participation in illegal armed group, encroachment on the life of an officer of a law-enforcement agency, willful destruction or damage of property, illegal sale and manufacture of weapons).

According to the version by the investigation, in February 2010, Khashagulgov willfully joined the criminal community “Vilayat Galgayche” and its subdivision – stable organized armed group, members of which were involved in 2010 terrorist attack on the central market in Vladikavkaz in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania. In addition Khashagulgov together with other gang members was involved in encroachment on the life of an officer of a law-enforcement agency, illegal acquisition of weapons and ammunition in Ingushetia and North Ossetia-Alania.

The court sentenced Khashagulgov to 16 years in High security facility, further limitation of freedom for 2 years, 150 thousand rubles property damage to the aggrieved.