The court on 12 October will consider the appeals of the accused in the case of the «Winter cherry,» the former emergency workers

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Patrinorama in photomontaging Mammoths. Archival photoThe court on 12 October will consider the appeals of the accused in the case of the «Winter cherry,» the former emergency workers© RIA Novosti / Alexander Patrinorama the image Bank

The Kemerovo regional court ordered on Friday the consideration of appeals against the extension of arrest of former employees of the GUMS on the Kuzbass Alexander Mamontov and Grigoriy Terentyev accused of negligence in a criminal case about a fire in shopping centre «Winter cherry», said Thursday the regional court.

«In the regional court of criminal case upon a fire in TTS «the Winter cherry», received the appeal of the accused Mamontov, Terentyev and their lawyers on the decision of the Central district court of Kemerovo. Court session scheduled for 12 October,» — said in court.

As explained by RIA Novosti the representative of the regional court, the defendants appealed the decision of the court of first instance, 21 September, which both extended the period of detention. At the request of the investigation the arrest of the former head of the Main Department of EMERCOM in the Kuzbass Alexander Mamontov has been extended to December 25, ex-the chief of Department of supervision and preventive work of EMERCOM in Kemerovo, Berezovsky and Kemerovo district Grigoriy Terentyev — up to 25 November.

According to investigators, Mammoths and Terentev was not planned and not carried out in 2017-2018, an inspection of observance of requirements of fire safety at operation of OAO «kemerovskijj konditerskijj Kombinat» shopping center «Winter cherry», where on 25 March there was a major fire, which claimed 60 lives.

Currently involved in a criminal case upon state of emergency are 12 people. Among them — the owners and managers of the building, the security guard, now former heads of the regional emergency, and is responsible for entering the shopping center in operation, the fire alarm and direct the fire suppression at the scene. They are all detained and arrested.

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