MOSCOW, February 25 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Basmanny District Court has detained Kakha Gazzayev, a defendant in a case over killing a crime lord Vyacheslav “Yaponchik” Ivankov, for two months, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.

In early February, the court detained another defendant Murtaza Shadaniya until April 5. The both men are charged with murder, illegal keeping of weapon, the statement reads.

Investigators believe that in 2009 Shadaniya, acting as a member of an organized gang, murdered Ivankov, a so-called “thief-in-law,” who at the time was the top boss in the criminal hierarchy. Shadaniya allegedly undertook to discretely stake out Ivankov to choose the place, where the murder was to be committed. Together with other co-conspirators he acted as a lookout to ensure safety of the criminal group’s members when committing the murder.

Gazzayev, according to investigators, gave his accomplices a gun for the murder, personally participated in its transportation and keeping and was at the scene during the crime.