The two young men surrendered to police on July 31, and they and their parents subsequently met with Ingushetia's interior minister, Colonel Ruslan Meyriyev, and Prosecutor Yury Turygin. Meyriyev invited them both to join the police force; it is not clear whether they accepted that offer.
Ingushetian Prime Minister Rashid Gaysanov, who assumed the presidential duties temporarily in late June after Yevkurov was seriously injured in a car bomb attack, has likewise argued for leniency toward young men who joined the resistance ranks out of what he termed a misplaced desire for "justice."
Up to half of the police force of neighboring Chechnya comprises former resistance fighters who took advantage of successive amnesties proclaimed by the Russian State Duma and laid down their arms. Some of them reportedly continue to abet their former comrades in arms by supplying useful information.