Security firm ex-director arrested in Domodedovo attack inquiry

Ex-director of Domodedovo Airport Aviation Security remanded in custody

A former managing director of Domodedovo Airport Aviation Security, Andrei Danilov, has been remanded in custody in connection with an inquiry into the 2011 terror attack at Domodedovo Airport, Moscow's Basmanny Court Judge Artur Karpov ruled on Feb. 9 after considering an investigator's request to detain Danilov, an Interfax correspondent reported.

It emerged earlier on Feb. 9 that investigators probing the attack charged Danilov with providing services inconsistent with security requirements. For his part, the prosecutor told the court that the prosecutor's office considers Danilov's arrest to be illegal. "The absence of their [suspects'] guilt in the killing and injuring of people" is obvious, he said.

According to prosecutors, Danilov's actions must be qualified not under part three but part one of Article 238 of the Russian Criminal Code, the statute of limitation of which has expired. "We consider the investigator's request unfounded and ask that the investigators be denied Danilov's arrest," the prosecutor said earlier.

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