Vladimir Puchkov called in the criminal case, which relates to abuse of office, a source told RBC. The ex-Minister is a witness in the case
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Investigators have summoned the former head of the EMERCOM of Russia Vladimir Puchkov in for questioning. About this, citing familiar with the situation sources reports REN TV. RBC this information was confirmed by a source in the TFR.
According to the source RBC, Puchkov called in the criminal case, which was filed in may and relates to the abuse of official powers. Against whom a criminal case, the source did not elaborate. Ex-Minister passes on this criminal case as a witness, the source said.
He Beams at the call of the correspondent of RBC said, but without hearing the question hung up.
The post of Minister of civil defence, emergencies and elimination of consequences of natural disasters of the Beams held in the period from 2012 to 2018. In the composition of the new government after the inauguration of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in may, he entered not, his place in Cabinet was taken by the former Deputy Director of the FSB Evgeny Senichev. Puchkov was subsequently offered the post of Senator from Primorye. In July, the official also headed the election headquarters of the acting Governor of the region Andrey Tarasenko (according to the results of the single voting day, he could not win in the first round, gaining only 46,56% of the votes). The appointment of the speaker of the Federation Council politicians associated with fire in the Kemerovo shopping center “Winter cherry”.
The fire occurred March 25 on the last floor of the shopping center. The accident killed 60 people, including 41 children. Law enforcement officers in the incident were arrested 11 people, among them — the owners and managers of a shopping centre security guard, and is also responsible for the commissioning of fire alarm and fire fighting. The arrest was made and the employees themselves MOE — Jul 10, in particular, was arrested the head of the operation to extinguish the fire Andrew Burcin. He was charged under part 3 of article 293 of the criminal code (criminal negligence). Earlier, on may 28, was arrested the head of the main Department of EMERCOM of Russia in Kemerovo oblast Alexander Mamontov (he was accused of embezzlement (under part 4 of article 160 of the criminal code) and negligence (part 3 of article 293 of the criminal code). The beams in turn, evaluating at the end of April the actions of the rescuers said that the fire, in his opinion, “has done everything that depends on them”.
The candidacy of ex-Minister of emergency situations Puchkov advanced to the post of Senator from Primorye
Then, in September, the SC suspected that the Kemerovo rescuers could be in collusion to obstruct the investigation of the fire at the shopping center. The MOE has admitted that the last real test of the burned complex the office conducted in 2012.
After a fire in “the Winter cherry”, the Ministry organized inspection 90 thousand shopping malls across the country. The audit of the Ministry of emergency situations announced revealed 280 thousand violations of fire regulations.
In July, the Tver court arrested the former first Deputy speaker Sergey Shlyakova (on a post of the Deputy head of the emergency he worked in 2013-2015). According to investigators, in 2015 Shlyakov tried to sell the post of acting Governor of the Yaroslavl region. In exchange for this, the former Deputy head of the emergencies Ministry, as indicated by the source TASS, demanded 1 million rubles.