The driver entered the underpass of the bus was sent under house arrest

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Victor Technofot: Ekaterina Chesnokova / RIA Novosti

Basmanny court of Moscow refused to conclude under arrest of Viktor Tikhonov — the bus driver, freaking out on December 25 in the underpass near the metro station “Slavic Boulevard” in Moscow and asking four people. On Friday, January 12, reports “Interfax”.

“After hearing the parties’ positions, come to the conclusion that in respect of Tikhonov should elect a measure of restraint in the form of house arrest. (…) Elect against Tikhonov measure of restraint-house arrest for a period up to 25 February 2018”, — announced the decision of the judge Artur Karpov.

The investigation asked the court to elect against the driver of a measure of restraint in form of custody, and the Prosecutor and the accused himself, in the form of house arrest. The court agreed with arguments of a consequence that, being at large, Tikhonov can abscond, put pressure on witnesses and otherwise obstruct the production of the investigation.

According to the court, to serve his house arrest Tikhonov will be in the house of his concubine in the Odintsovo district of the Moscow region. He was forbidden to leave this room without the permission of the investigator to communicate with people other than established by law, to use a means of communication and to make statements about the circumstances of the criminal case through the media.

The man himself said in court that “told investigators how all was actually”. “The accident occurred due to technical reasons the bus. I can’t escape and hiding. Your honor, I beg you not to deprive me of my liberty,” asked the court Tikhonov.

Earlier it became known that the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) on Tikhonov laid the blame for the accident at the metro station “Slavic Boulevard” in Moscow.

25 December 2017, Kutuzovsky Prospekt, the driver of a public passenger bus suddenly drove onto the sidewalk, hit a group of pedestrians and drove into the underpass. Four people were killed, 10 people received injuries of varying severity. Itself 57-summer Victor Tikhonov after the first survey was hospitalized in serious condition, he was discharged from the hospital on 5 January.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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