MOSCOW, March 29 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) – A criminal case against Oleg Dzarahohov, one of the alleged leaders of Aslan Gagiyev’s  gang, has reached a court, RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday.

According to the Investigative Committee representative Vladimir Markin, Russian authorities have completed an investigation into the case against Dzarahohov.

Investigators allege that Dzarahohov joined the Gagiyev’s gang in 2009 and was responsible for organizing armed attacks within his structure of the criminal organization.

Dzarahohov is accused of leading a structure within criminal organization, leading a gang, murder, attempted murder, intentional infliction of grave and medium gravity harm to person’s health, intentional destruction of person’s property and illegal arms trafficking.

Russian investigators claim that Georgian-born Gagiyev’s gang has been operating since 2004 and includes over 50 members.

Members of the gang committed more than 40 counts of murder in Moscow and North Ossetia. Some of them have already been convicted and are serving long prison terms. Over ten of them have been arrested, and an additional thirteen suspects are wanted by Interpol and federal law enforcement agencies.

Currently 16 members of the Gagiyev’s gang are sentenced to various terms in prison. 18 members are in detention, 9 members are on the international wanted list. Leader of the gang, Aslan Gagiyev was arrested in Austria and is facing extradition to Bulgaria or Russia. On March 3, he was released on bail by an Austrian court.