Brother of former head of police department detained in Makhachkala
Police Colonel Ziyavudin Ashikov, the brother of the former head of the Internal Affairs Directorate of Makhachkala, Raip Ashikov, suspected of assisting terrorists, was detained in Dagestan, a source familiar with the case reports.
According to him, Ziyavudin Ashikov is suspected of infringing on law enforcement officer’s life (Article 317 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), and financing of terrorism through the creation of an organized criminal group.
The source said that the detainee is the elder brother of Raip Ashikov, who was detained earlier this month on suspicion of assisting terrorist activities. He is now in the pre-trial detention center.