MOSCOW, February 16 – RIA Novosti. The Prosecutor General's Office of Russia has confirmed the accusation against the inspector of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and employees of the network and management companies in the case of the death of five guests of the Perm mini-hotel “Karamel”, the press service of the supervisory agency reported.
“The General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation approved an indictment in a criminal case against an inspector of the department of supervisory activities in the Industrial District of Perm of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in the Perm Territory, as well as two officials of the operational service of Perm Network Company LLC and the Perm management company Profi-Dom , – the message says.
It is noted that, depending on the role and degree of participation, they are accused of committing crimes: causing death by negligence, causing grievous bodily harm by negligence, violation of industrial safety requirements of hazardous production facilities, negligence.
The criminal case will be sent to the Industrial District Court of Perm for consideration on the merits.
The Investigative Committee clarified that we are talking about the deputy head of the operation service of the operation group No. 2 OSB “Permskaya” LLC “Perm Grid Company” Sergei Ageev, the former chief engineer of LLC “Management Company” Profi-Dom “Vyacheslav Khilkov and the inspector of the department of supervisory activities of the city of Perm in the Industrial District of the first department of supervisory activities in Perm of the Department of Supervision and Preventive Work of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia for the Perm Territory Razif Ismakaeva.
The trial of the individual entrepreneur Sergei Shcherbakov, who organized the Perm hotel “Karamel”, began in September 2020. The man has been in jail since the end of January.
According to the RF IC, in 2013-2014 Shcherbakov remodeled the basement of a multi-storey residential building in Perm, where he illegally placed a mini-hotel. On the night of January 20, 2020, as a result of a breakthrough of a heating pipe, the hotel room was flooded with hot water, five people died, including one child, and three more guests received burns that caused serious harm to their health. Investigators believe that this was due to the inaction of Ageev, Khilkov and Ismakeev.