Russian acting Prosecutor General demands to close case against Domodedovo owner
MOSCOW, July 6 (RAPSI) – Acting Russian Prosecutor General has demanded the Investigative Committee to close a criminal case against Domodedovo airport owner Dmitriy Kamenshchik charged in the case over 2011 terrorist attack, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday.
“Acting Prosecutor General Alexander Gutsan has forwarded a demand to the Investigative Committee of Russia to stop the criminal case against Kamenshchik and his two alleged accomplices”, the official representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office Alexander Kurennoy said.
According to Kurennoy, the demand may be reviewed before the end of this week.
Earlier, the Prosecutor General’s Office demanded to close the criminal case several times.
On Monday, the Moscow City Court released Kamenshchik from the house arrest, while the Basmanny District Court released two of his alleged accomplices Vyacheslav Nekrasov and Andrei Danilov.
The Domodedovo airport owner Dmitriy Kamenshchik and several other ex-managers have been charged in the case over 2011 terrorist attack. According to investigators, they have not provided sufficient security level that let the suicide bomber freely enter the arrival lounge and set off an explosive.
A suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the Domodedovo Airport’s international arrivals hall, killing 37 people and injuring 172, on January 24, 2011.
Doku Umarov, Russia’s most wanted terrorist at the time, claimed responsibility for the attack. Altogether, 28 men connected with the terrorist organization called the Caucasus Emirate were linked to the attack, according to the investigators. Seventeen of them were killed in special operations in 2011, and four were detained.
In November 2013, a Moscow Region court sentenced three men to life in prison and a fourth man to 10 years for their role in the suicide bombing.