#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – July 17 – The suspects in Moscow metro crash case — track maintenance superintendent of Moscow’s subway Valery Bashkatov and assistant to track supervisor Yuri Gordov have been brought to the Basmanny district court of Moscow to get a pre-trial restraint.
“The detained have been brought to court, and the investigator’s requests for imposing a pre-trial restraint are expected soon,” the court’s spokesperson Anna Fadeyeva told ITAR-TASS.
According to the investigation, since late May 2014, in the tunnel between Park Pobedy and Slavyanskiy Bulvar stations preparatory works started to lay in a switch for further launch of a new section. Several contractors and subcontractors were involved in these works.
Track maintenance superintendent of Moscow’s subway Valery Bashkatov and assistant to track supervisor Yuri Gordov were directly relevant to the implementation of these works and control over them. The investigation believes the works were made inappropriately: the switch mechanism was secured with an ordinary 3mm wire that broke.
This led to the derailment of the train, death of 22 people (according to official data from the Ministry of Emergencies. — ITAR-TASS) and injuries of more than 150 passengers.
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