Rauf Arashukov (right)Photo: Mikhail Japaridze / TASS
Witnesses in the case of creating an organized criminal community, which is suspended by the Senator from Karachay-Cherkessia Rauf Arashukov, could face murder. On Monday, April 8, reports TASS.
About the threat to life of witnesses said the investigator in the courtroom, where they consider the complaint to prolongation of arrest of the accused.
“As the operational reference, the witnesses may be the pressure until they were killed. To witnesses who may give evidence, may be put under pressure, they are threatened by physical violence. These materials are provided to the court,” he said.
The investigator noted that Arashukov is accused of several serious crimes, because the measure not related to deprivation of freedom will not ensure a proper investigation of the case.
In the end, the Moscow city court has confirmed legality of prolongation of arrest of Rauf Arashukov, leaving without satisfaction the complaint of defenders of the Senator. The decision of the Basmanny district court to extend the detention of Rauf and Ruslan by Arshukova and Alan Matovu until 30 June upheld.
Rauf Arashukov was arrested on the morning of 30 January in the conference room of the Federation Council. He is accused of belonging to the 2010 murder of Deputy Chairman of the public youth movement “Adyge-Khase” of Aslan Zhukov and presidential adviser Karachay-Cherkessia of Frala Shebzukhova.
According to investigators, Rauf was part of organized crime his father Raul Arashukov — adviser to the head of the company “Gazprom Mezhregiongaz”, who was detained on the same day, and who is charged with the theft of natural gas from Gazprom for 30 billion rubles. Together with them in prison are five top managers of gas companies, three more defendants in the case are wanted, including son-in-law Arashukova senior.
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