Hearing of Rosneft top-manager's son kidnapping case to start in Moscow
MOSCOW, April 25 - RAPSI. The Gagarinsky District Court in Moscow today will start the hearing of a criminal case against Chechen Adam Tuganov, charged with kidnapping the son of a Rosneft executive.
Tuganov was charged with kidnapping in March and is facing a 12-year prison sentence.
Investigators state that Chechen born Zarema Datayeva, Mikhail Gorchkhanov and Adam Tuganov were members of a criminal group and kidnapped the 17-year old son of Mikhail Stavsky in April 2009. The young man was kept hostage for two months before finally being released.
Gorchkhanov and Datayeva received 14- and 6-year custodial sentences, respectively, in August 2010.
The court is expected to announce the indictment on Wednesday and Tuganov should plead guilty or not guilty.
According to the investigation, two further individuals involved in the kidnapping were later killed in the antiterrorist operation in the North Caucasus. Another suspect in the kidnapping, Alexander Yashin, will be tried independently.