MOSCOW, September 8 (RAPSI) – A criminal case against two nationals of the Karachay-Cherkessia Republic charged with membership in a gang of a notorious terrorist Shamil Basayev and participation in assault against servicemen of the Russian Federation, has been filed with the Supreme Court of Chechnya, the Prosecutor General’s Office stated on Friday.

The defendants are charged with banditry and encroachment on the life of military servicemen.

According to investigators, in 1999, the defendants joined the Karachai Jamaat gang responsible, alongside other gangs, for military strike against the servicemen resulting in deaths of 15 and injuries of 28.

Investigation into other alleged members of the gang commences.