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MOSCOW, January 12 (Itar-Tass) — Moscow's Cheryomushki court has sanctioned the arrest of two Uzbek citizens, detained on suspicion of looting an Italian cuisine restaurant, the court's spokeswoman Irina Fisun told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
"On Wednesday, the court met the investigator's petition to arrest Sabir Dzhuliyev and Nuriddin Baratov," Fisun said.
Earlier, city police said the suspects had been caught red-handed at night as they were taking out an audio system and a bank terminal from the burnt restaurant.
The explosion at the Il Pittore restaurant located in Novocheryomushkinskaya Street in southwestern Moscow occurred on January 9 afternoon. The Investigative Committee /SK/ said two restaurant personnel had been killed and another 39 had been injured and rushed to hospital.
On Wednesday, SK spokesman Vladimir Markin said the investigators had identified the persons whose actions led to the gas explosion.
The restaurant administration admitted the fact of using gas equipment for cooking at the restaurant, according to Markin. "The investigators have already identified the persons to be arraigned for violating the rules of labor protection and safety rules and the provision of services that do not meet safety requirements," he said.