2000 officials undergo punishment after fire in Kemerovo mall
More than 500 companies were also brought to administrative responsibility.
During inspections of malls that started after the fire in the Zimnyaya Vishnya shopping center in Kemerovo, 1.8 thousand officials and more than 500 companies were brought to administrative responsibility, RIA Novosti reports with reference to director of the Department for Supervisory Activities and Preventive work of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia Rinat Yenikeev.
According to Yenikeev, more than 400 shopping centers do not have permits for the commissioning of facilities. The largest number of shopping centers operated without a permit has been found in Bashkiria, the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Magadan, Sverdlovsk, Orenburg and Samara regions.
During the inspection, 460 shopping and entertainment centers, reconstructed from warehouse and industrial buildings, were also detected. Construction and repair of 152 facilities were made without technical specifications that were to be developed and agreed with the Ministry of Emergency Situations, which is a violation of the legislation on technical regulation.
Mass checks of shopping and entertainment centers began after the fire on March 25 in the Zimnyaya Vishnya shopping center in Kemerovo. The fire killed 64 people, including more than 40 children. 8 people are defendants in the criminal case.
Ismail Efendiev is suspected of exceeding authority in connection with the investigation of cases of detained earlier former First Deputy Prime Minister Ramazan Aliyev and nephew of the former head of Dagestan Askhabali Abdulatipov. Searches are being conducted at Efendiev's office and house.
The disappearance of an elderly Muscovite, who owns three rooms on Ostozhenka Street, and her disabled son, worried the neighbors, but the police refused to initiate criminal proceedings on their application. Housing in the elite area of the capital in the meantime was re-registered to a resident of St. Petersburg, who introduced herself as their relative.