(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The Investigative Committee department for Tatarstan has declared two local residents wanted on suspicion of organizing especially serious crimes, including murders and a terrorist attack.
Robert Ravilyevich Valeyev and Rais Rinatovich Mingaleyev, both born in 1976 and adhering to a radical Islamic teaching, have been declared wanted as possible organizers of recent attacks on Islamic clerics in Kazan, the Investigative Committee department for Tatarstan said in a statement posted on its website on Saturday.
"The investigation has determined that these people organized the killing of Valiulla Yakupov, a deputy head of the Tatarstan Muslim Board, and an assassination attempt on Tatarstan Mufti Ildus Faizov," it said.
The suspects are extremely dangerous to the public. They can have firearms and travel by car.
The website published photos of the suspects and asked anyone who might have any information on their whereabouts to report to police.
The car of Tatarstan Mufti and Muslim Board Chairman Ildus Faizov, 49, was blown up on July 19, on the eve of the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan. He incurred injuries. Muslim Board training division head Valiulla Yakupov, 48, had been shot dead on the stairs of his house an hour earlier.
A criminal case on terrorism, murder, and attempted murder charges has been opened. Investigators view the men's religious activities, including their ideological disagreements with opponents, as the primary motives for the crimes.
Faizov and Yakupov are known for their irreconcilable treatment of adherents to the Wahhabi teachings.
It was officially reported earlier that seven suspects had been arrested, several others had been told not to leave town, and several dozens more detained to verify their possible role in the attacks.