MOSCOW, February 2 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Cheremushkinsky District Court returned a case involving Karomatullo Dzhaborov, a pranker who had allegedly played several coronavirus jokes in the Moscow metro, to prosecutors, the court’s press service told RAPSI on Tuesday.

Dzhaborov stands charged with hooliganism committed in conspiracy.

On February 2, 2020, aboard a metro train the young man fell imitating a sudden stroke, according to investigators. Following that, his accomplices began crying that Dzhaborov suffers a dangerous virus infection whipping up panic among passengers, the Investigative Committee reported.

The defendant can face up to 7 years in jail if convicted. His attorneys insist that the pranker wanted to draw the society’s attention at the virus problem.