Court announces verdict on those detained over Salafi-Kharijite incident in Sumgayit

Baku: The Baku Court on Grave Crimes on Tuesday finalized the trial on an armed incident that had taken place between Salafi and Kharijite groups in Sumgayit on 11 December 2013.

During the trial process, the court sentenced Elchin Akbarov, Zaur Pashayev and Elmar Mammadli to 9 years in prison, Elchin Mirzayev, Vugar Abdullayev, Anar Rahimov, Murad Maharramov, Anar Mirzayev and Ahmad Soltanov to 8 years, Kanan Mehraliyev, Amil Taghiyev, Jalal Mikayilov and Firudun Musayev to 7 years, APA reports.

Note that, the incident took place at the Soltan tea house situated in the 10th microdistrict, Sumgayit city, around 20:30 Dec. 11, 2013. The two groups argued over differences in their religious views. Consequently, the argument went violent, turning into an armed incident.

As a result, Symgayit city residents Elmar Mammadli and Anar Rahimov received knife wounds, and Teze Jorat village residents Elshan Musayev and Elnur Nazaraliyev shrapnel wounds. As a result of search operations conducted by law-enforcement bodies and prosecuting agencies, Elchin Akbarov, Ahmad Salmanov, Anar Mirzayev, Zaur Pashayev, Elmar Mammadli, Murad Maharramov, Anar Rahimov, Firudin Musayev, Vugar Abdullayev, Amil Taghiyev, Elchin Mirzayev, Jalal Mikayilov, Kanan Mehraliyev, Elshan Musayev, Elnur Nazaraliyev and Vugar Khalilov were detained and sent to pretrial detention under the Criminal Code’s articles #221 (hooliganism), 228 (illegal purchase, transfer, selling, storage, transportation and carrying of fire-arms, accessories to it, supplies, explosives), 29,120.2.4 (attempt to a deliberate murder) and 234 (illegal manufacturing, purchase, storage, transportation, transfer or selling of narcotics, psychotropic substances).

Emir of the Kharijites Elchin Akbarov (nicknamed “Mamed”) and Salafi leader Elshan Musayev (nicknamed “Hamza”) are among the detainees. As a result of an inspection, 110 grams hashish, 5 kg substances similar to mercury, 44 various religious books prohibited by law, 30 CD discs were found and seized from Ahmad Salmanov’s apartment, one F-1 grenade, one grenade lighter, 123 cartridges for slot machine, 30 various religious books prohibited by law, 30 CD discs from Kanan Mehraliyev’s apartment.

SOURCE: Azeri Press News Agency