‘ Suspects in Moscow Metro Crash Brought to Court for Pre-Trial Restraint ‘

#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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‘ Two Suspects Who May Be Responsible for Moscow Metro Crash Arrested ‘

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – July 16  – Two suspects who may be responsible for the Moscow metro crash on July 15 have been detained, spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee (IC) Vladimir Markin told ITAR-TASS.

“Investigators of the main IC investigation department today detained two persons suspected of transport safety rules violation (article 263.1, part 3 of the Russian Criminal Code).

English: Escalator at the Park Pobedy station ...

English: Escalator at the Park Pobedy station of Moscow Metro (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They are track supervisor of the Moscow Metro State Unitary Enterprise Valery Bashkatov and his assistant Yuri Gordov,” Markin said.

According to investigators, since late May 2014, preparatory work was launched on the stretch between the Park Pobedy and Slavyansky Bulvar stations for installing the rail switch mechanism to putting a new rail section into operation.

“A number of contractors and sub-contractors were involved in these operations. Bashkatov and Gordov were directly involved in this work and were controlling its performance.

The work was improperly performed: the rail switch mechanism was fixed by a simple 3-mm wire that broke.

This caused the electric train derailment, the death of 22 people and injuries of varying severity to more than 150 passengers,” he said.

According to Markin, the suspects have already been interrogated.

“The investigation plans to bring charges against them and select the measure of restraint,” he said.

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‘ Moscow Metro Victims Mourn The Dead ‘

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – July 16 – Moscow Metro derailment victims mourned as People are bringing flowers and candles to Moscow Metro’s Slavyansky Bulvar and Park Pobedy (Victory Park) stations as the Russian capital mourns the 22 victims of the train derailment, which happened between those stations during the rush hour on Tuesday morning(RT).

Moscow Metro Victims Mourned

Of the 180 people injured in the fatal incident, 129 remain in hospitals, according to an emergency services tally.

The affected line of the station remains closed as the repair of the damaged tunnel is under-way.

The cause of the derailment, which left three cars badly damaged, has not been established yet, but the investigation ruled out a terrorist attack.

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