Monday, July 31, a source in law enforcement bodies of Chechnya has informed the editorial office of the «Caucasian knot» about the arrest of a suspect of involvement in the activities of a gang of Shamil Basayev and participation in the attack on Budyonnovsk in 1995.
«A former militant from Basayev’s gang involved in the attack on Budennovsk in June 1995 and detained several days ago in the city of Grozny. The offender is more than 22 years hiding from justice. During the arrest he did not resist,» – said in the message.
According to a source in law enforcement agencies, and detainee involvement in the attack on Budyonnovsk «installed and fully validated, including his own testimony». In the near future detainee to be formally charged.
We will remind that as a result of armed attack of a gang of Shamil Basayev in Budennovsk, June 14-19, 1995, 129 people were killed, among them 18 police officers and 17 soldiers. Another 415 citizens were wounded. More than 1,500 citizens was taken hostage. Was also set on fire the House of children’s creativity, greatly affected the building of the city hospital, Department of internal Affairs, city administration and other buildings, a total of 54 features of municipal property and 107 private houses. Basayev was liquidated on 10 July 2006. The last message about the arrest of his gang members was confirmed in 2007.