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Who benefits from Kazbek Gekkiyev's death?2012-12-06 14:13
In Nalchik, yesterday, December 5, there was killed the anchorperson of TV program "Vesti" of VGTRK "Kabardino-Balkaria" Kazbek Gekkiyev. Police is checking several versions, main of which is related to his professional activities. Gekkiyev became the anchorperson after several of his colleagues had been forced to leave because of threats from unknown. And this morning as a result of the car bomb deputy minister of transport, communications and road infrastructure of Kabardino-Balkaria was injured. The Big Caucasus found out whether we should bind these events with the underground activities.
Unknown shot 28-year journalist after the evening program "Vesti", when on the way home Gekkiyev met a friend and stopped to talk to her. After some time, two young men approached to him. According to Gekkiyev's relatives, his friend did not attach any importance and walked away. The unknowns asked, "Are you anchorman Kazbek Gekkiev?" The answer was "Yes", and then shots rang out.
Law enforcement officers and investigators do not disclose any information.
On Wednesday VGTRK "Kabardino-Balkaria" canceled all information and entertainment programs. According to the correspondent Andrei Chistyakov, a colleague of the deceased, on Kirov Street, where the attack had occurred, there have been found two casings from a Makarov pistol.
There is information that other anchorperson of "Vesti" in Nalchik has been repeatedly threatened. Back in February, two employees of the Kabardian VGTRK - Arina Zhilyasova nd Aznora Attaeva - recieved very explicit threat. On the Internet there appeared a record depicting one of the leaders of illegal armed group promising to maim for the fact that journalists described in detail success of counterterrorist operations. As a result, the anchorpersons left job. Kazbek Gekkiyev started hosting the program.
VGTRK branch manager in Kabardino-Balkaria Lyudmila Kazancheva told the website "Vesti.ru" that Gekkiyev had not been the author of any acute or crime story. He worked as an announcer reading the news, prepared by the journalists. "He was a smiling cheerful guy who has not done anything bad to anyone in his life. His death is a shock to the whole team", she said.