Member of a gang committed a number of terrorist attacks and other crimes to appear in court in Dagestan

The North Caucasus Federal District Central Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee has completed investigating a criminal case against Magomed Baydiyev charged with crimes under part 2 of article 210, part 2 of article 209, paragraphs “a” and “c” of part 2 of article 205, article 317, paragraph “b” of part 3 of article 205 and part 3 of article 222 (organization of a criminal community, banditry, terrorist attack, encroachment on life of a law enforcement officer, illegal handling of firearms).

According to investigators, in the period between March and 15 December 2011, Baydiyev, being an active member of a stable organized armed group (gang) called Shamilkalinsky sector, which was a part of a criminal community Vilayat Dagestan, motivated by necessity to fight against the Russian statehood in the North Caucasus, local authorities and Russian power structures, by attacking citizens and organizations, as a member of the gang and of the community respectively, committed a number of especially serious crimes in the Republic of Dagestan.

Thus, in August 2011, Baydiyev, acting together with other members of the gang committed a terrorist attack by setting off two hand-made explosive devices planted in the shop Yastreb, located in a block of flats in Akushinsky Street in Makhachkala. Policemen and civilians were wounded. In September 2011, the accused and his accomplices committed an attack on Head of FSB Directorate for the Republic of Dagestan. The victim was killed on the spot. The same month Baydiyev took part in a terrorist attack by setting off two hand-made explosive devices in Makhachkala. One police officer was killed and several civilians were wounded.

The criminal case against Baydiyev was severed into a separate lawsuit as he had concluded a pre-trial cooperation deal with investigation.

Investigators have collected enough evidence and the case with the approved indictment has been forwarded to the court to be tried on the merits.