Chechen police searching for militant recruiting youths

A militant who recruited youths in militant gangs is on the wanted list in Chechnya, RIA Novosti was told in the regional operative HQ for the counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus.

According to law-enforcers, D. Amayev carried out recruitment in the Chernorechye settlement (near Grozny). Under Maskhadov, he headed the Shariah security department in the Urus-Martan district. "He paid the recruits in counterfeit $100 notes," noted the HQ's spokesman.

The recruiting militant was uncovered due to the fact that young people's parents had reported to law-enforcers of attempts to involve their children in illegal armed formations.

Amayev had managed to escape and is on the wanted list now.