Investigators demand to detain alleged organizer of terror attack in St. Petersburg
MOSCOW, April 18 (RAPSI) – Investigators have asked the Basmanny District Court of Moscow to detain Abror Azimov, one of the alleged organizers of terror attack in St. Petersburg metro, the court’s press office told RAPSI on Tuesday.
A motion to detain Azimov has already reached the court. Currently, Azimov is a suspect, no charges have been brought against him yet, the case documents read.
On Monday, Azimov was arrested during special mission conducted by the Federal Security Service (FSB) in the Moscow Region. According to FSB, Azimov prepared alleged suicide bomber Akbarzhon Dzhalilov.
Earlier, the Investigative Committee’s press-service announced that several suspects had been arrested in relation to the blast in St. Petersburg metro: Seyfull Khakimov, Ibragibzhon Yermatov, Dilmurod Miudinov, Bakhram Yergashev, Azamzhon Makhmudov, Makhamadyusuf Mirzaalimov, Shokhista Karimova and Sodik Ortikov. Six people were arrested in St. Petersburg; two others were arrested in Moscow.
According to investigators, an explosive device identical to one found at St. Petersburg’s Ploshad Vosstaniya metro station as well as handguns and ammunition were found at suspects’ places of residence.
All arrested suspects were put in detention on April 7.
On April 3, at around 2:40 PM Moscow time, an unknown device exploded in a train between St. Petersburg metro stations Technological Institute and Sennaya Ploshchad. According to the most recent information, 15 people died in the blast, over 50 were wounded.