Tenth suspect in St. Petersburg metro terror attack put in jail
MOSCOW, April 20 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) – Moscow’s Basmanny District Court ordered the detention of Akram Azimov, the tenth suspect in the case over St. Petersburg metro terror attack, the court’s press service told RAPSI on Thursday.
Azimov, suspected of terrorism and illegal possession of weapons, will be put in jail until June 3.
The man was arrested in Moscow on April 19.
On April 18, law enforcement officers arrested his brother Abror Azimov in the Moscow Region on suspicion of organizing the terror attack. According to the Federal Security Service (FSB), he trained alleged suicide bomber Akbarzhon Dzhalilov. The Investigative Committee claims that Dzhalilov called Azimov and other alleged organizers of the attack.
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 3, 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.