One of Nemtsov killing suspects served in police

One of the men detained on suspicion of killing Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov served in a police unit

One of Nemtsov killing suspects served in police

World Bulletin / News Desk 

One of the men detained on suspicion of killing Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov served in a police unit in the region of Chechnya, Russian news agencies quoted a law enforcement official as saying.

Nemtsov was shot dead on the night of Feb. 27 within sight of the Kremlin walls, in the most high-profile killing of an opposition figure in the 15 years that President Vladimir Putin has been in office.

Two buses arrived on Sunday at the Moscow court where the two men investigators say they have detained over the killing, Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev, were scheduled to appear before a judge to be formally arrested.

Gubashev and Dadayev were detained on Saturday in Ingushetia, where some members of their families live, according to Barakhayev. He said a relative of Gubashev was also detained, though this has not been confirmed by officials investigating Nemtsov's killing.

Supporters of Nemtsov, a 55-year-old former deputy prime minister, have said the Kremlin stood to benefit from his killing. Officials have denied involvement and Putin has called the shooting a shameful tragedy.

Nemtsov's associates say they will only be satisfied if prosecutors track down whoever orchestrated the killing, and not just the people who pulled the trigger.

 

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