According to the investigation, he wanted to change the fire data.
The former head of the main department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations for the Kemerovo region Alexander Mamontov, who is accused of negligence and embezzlement in the case of a fire in the shopping center “Winter Cherry”, tried to prevent the investigation. This was stated in court by a representative of the Investigative Committee, Interfax reported .
Attempts were made to hide and destroy information. In particular, the accused gave orders to destroy the accounting base. In addition, there are inconsistencies in the validity of information about the description of the fire.
According to the UK, Mamontov since 2017 did not conduct fire safety checks in the “Winter Cherry”. In total, 11 people were arrested in the case of the fire in the “Winter Cherry”, among them the head of the supervision and preventive work of the regional Emergency Ministry Grigory Terentyev, the head of the fire guard Sergei Genin and the head of the fire extinguishing Andrei Bursin.
The fire in the Kemerovo shopping center “Winter Cherry” occurred on March 25. According to the latest data, 60 people became victims of the tragedy. According to the initiative group of local residents, among the dead 41 children.