Posted 22 декабря 2021,, 12:12

Published 22 декабря 2021,, 12:12

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Media: the rector of Kazan University was suspected of organizing a contract murder

Media: the rector of Kazan University was suspected of organizing a contract murder

22 декабря 2021, 12:12
Фото: Бизнесонлайн
FSB officers detained the rector of the Kazan Federal University (KFU) Ilshat Gafurov. He is suspected of organizing the murder of businessman Aydar Israfilov.

According to " " with reference to a source in law enforcement agencies, businessman Israfilov, who was a member of the Yelabuga United Council of People's Deputies, was killed more than 20 years ago in front of numerous witnesses.

The attempt on Israfilov's life took place on August 28, 1999 in Moscow, in a parking lot near the market located in the CSKA sports complex.

The attack on the deputy was made by a killer in a white jacket.

He jumped out of a parked VAZ-2106 and shot the businessman point-blank with a pistol.

The siloviki suspect that the murder of Israfilov was of a custom-made nature, and that Ilshat Gafurov, who has been the rector of KFU since 2020, was the initiator of the assassination attempt.

It was this suspicion that became the reason for his detention , which was carried out by officers of the Federal Security Service of Russia.

The media reported that the detention of the rector Gafurov may be related to the criminal cases of the leaders of the organized criminal group (OCG) "29 complex".

The previously detained leaders of the organized criminal group Adygan Salyakhov and Ruzal Asadullin began to testify. Sources of a number of publications believe that thanks to the confessions made, Salyakhov and Asadullin can soften the regime or send them to serve their sentences in Tatarstan.

The administration of the university noted that after the detention of the rector, the university is working "as usual." Law enforcement sources indicate that Gafurov was sent from Kazan to Moscow to conduct investigative actions.

As noted by Business Online , Ilshat Gafurov, who is a member of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan and heads the KFU, previously headed Yelabuga for 12 years.

KFU is one of 10 federal universities, it is one of the largest and oldest universities in Russia. More than 45 thousand students study in it - both Russian and foreign.