Gelani Kostoyev and Akhmed Arapiyev arrested in Moscow

Gelani Kostoyev and Akhmed Arapiyev arrested in Moscow

Two natives of Ingushetia, who are suspected of being involved in the murder of Ingushetia’s counter-terror chief Ibragim Eldzharkiyev, have been arrested under a Moscow court’s ruling, a source in the law enforcement agencies said.

"Gelani Kostoyev and Akhmed Arapiyev have been arrested. They have been charged under Part 2 of Article 105 (murdering two or more persons) and Article 222 (illegal possession of arms). According to preliminary data, they are suspected of their involvement in murdering Eldzharkiyev," TASS cited the source as saying.

A spokesperson for Moscow’s Basmanny court confirmed the arrest, noting that Kostoyev would be in custody until January 5 and Arapiyev until January 20.

The head of Ekazheva village in Ingushetia earlier confirmed that searches were being carried out there and two persons had been detained.