CK: Former Sulim Yamadaev's deputy kidnapped by men in masks
- Caucasian Knot
Former Sulim Yamadaev's deputy kidnapped by men in masks
Mar 29 2011
Magomed Taisumov, former deputy of Sulim Yamadaev, commander of the
special-purpose GRU battalion "Vostok" (East), assassinated two years
ago in Dubai, was beaten at kidnapping.
The "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports that Magomed Taisumov, former
deputy commander of the "Vostok", was kidnapped yesterday, on March 28,
near the village of Novogrozny, Gudermes District of Chechnya. This
became known to close friends of the Yamadaev family. Taisumov is a
close relative of the Yamadaevs.
"The car driven by Magomed was stopped by a group of armed persons, who
travelled in two Lada Priora cars. Some of them were dressed in black
military uniform, others - in sporting suits; all of them were in masks.
They tried to force Magomed into one of their cars, but Taisumov
resisted. When people began coming up running to the venue, the
kidnappers opened fire at their feet and over their heads, not allowing
them to come closer. Then they hit Magomed on his head with a machinegun
butt; and when he fell down, they pushed him into one of their cars and
fled," said the source.
The source has added that Major Magomed Taisumov took part in many
combat operations of the "Vostok" battalion against militants in
Chechnya, and in South Ossetia during the events of August 2008.
"Of course, he might have enemies among bandits; however, this
kidnapping was organized by entirely different people. These were surely
law enforcers, moreover, local ones, I'm sure," said the source, but
could not specify any possible motives of the kidnapping. (*)
The republic's law enforcement bodies refused to comment, referring to
lack of confirmed information and applications from relatives of the
Author: Alexander Ivanov; Source: CK correspondent
The term "law enforcers" in Chechnya is today synonymous with "bandits".