Pavel Shapovalov, accused of attempted hijacking of the Aeroflot aircraft, demanded a change of course to Afghanistan and claimed that he was allegedly involved in the September 11 attacks in the U.S., according to the case file.
On Wednesday, the Khanty-Mansiysk District Court is considering a motion to impose a preventive measure on a passenger suspected of capturing the Surgut-Moscow flight.
"The flight attendant of the Surgut-Moscow flight said Shapovalov said he was involved in the September 11 attacks, asking to change course to Afghanistan," Judge Rinat Akhmetov read an excerpt from the case file.
The representative of the investigation asked to put Shapovalov in custody for two months, "given the resonance and public safety of the act. In turn, the representative of the defense said that he insisted on choosing house arrest or a subscription not to leave, as the accused is a resident of the district. Shapovalov himself refused to give explanations.