Adam Delimkhanov, a top Chechen leader, is the mastermind behind the assassination of 36-year-old Chechen Sulim Yamadayev, said Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai Police chief, on Sunday. Delimkhanov is Chechnya’s representative to the Russian State Duma and a close associate of Chechnya’s pro-Moscow President, Ramzan Kadyrov.
Yamadayev, an opponent to the Moscow-backed leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, was shot dead at Dubai's Jumeirah Beach Residence recently. There were six people involved in the attack and two of them, including an Iranian and a Tajik, have been arrested; four have escaped from the country, said the police chief.
The police have alerted the Interpol to arrest the absconding suspects, including the top Chechen leader, said Lieutenant General Dahi.