Source The owner of the building that burned down in Kostroma was retrained from a witness to an accused. The Basmanny Court of Moscow on Thursday detained a deputy of the Kostroma Regional Duma, Ikhtiyar Mirzoev, the owner of the building that housed the Polygon cafe that burned down last weekend. He has already been charged with violating fire safety requirements, resulting in the death of 13 people. Earlier, Ikhtiyar Mirzoev's business partner Natalya Belenogova and a soldier Stanislav Ionkin were arrested in a criminal case on a fire, whose shot from a rocket launcher led to a fire in the premises.
Ikhtiyar Mirzoev, a deputy of the Kostroma Regional Duma, was detained in Kostroma on Wednesday, and already on Thursday morning, Elena Lenskaya, chairman of the Moscow Basmanny Court, began considering the investigation's petition for his arrest. The court granted the petition.
Initially, the deputy had the status of a witness in the criminal case on the fire in the Polygon. The next morning after the tragedy, he expressed condolences to the families and friends of the victims and promised to provide them with the necessary assistance, including financial. Now Mr. Mirzoev has been charged under Part 3 of Art. 219 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of fire safety requirements resulting in death of people).
In this regard, Ikhtiyar Mirzoev, who was elected to the Kostroma Regional Duma from United Russia, asked the party to suspend its membership. The corresponding decision was made on November 7 by the presidium of the United Russia General Council.
The prosecutor's office revealed numerous violations of fire safety rules in the burnt-out cafe. In particular, the emergency exits were locked during the party at the Polygon.
During the interrogation, Ikhtiyar Mirzoev told the investigators that he had nothing to do with the work of the institution and only rented out the premises. The deputy said that it was the tenant who installed the electrical wiring in the club and dealt with contracts related to the security of the entertainment center, which includes Polygon.
The deputy became the third defendant in a resonant criminal case about the death of 13 people in a fire at the Polygon in Kostroma, which occurred on the night of November 5. Last Sunday, Natalya Belenogova, director of Imperia LLC, whose firm organized the work of the Polygon, and Stanislav Ionkin, a 23-year-old participant in a special operation in Ukraine, who, according to investigators, fired a fatal shot from a rocket launcher, were sent into custody.
Natalya Belenogova is suspected under Part 3 of Art. 238 (rendering services that do not meet safety requirements, which negligently caused the death of people), Stanislav Ionkin – under Part 3 of Art. 109 (causing death by negligence to two or more persons) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. On behalf of the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin, the criminal cases were transferred for investigation to the central office of the department. Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). There are no figurants in it yet, but, apparently, they will be employees of the State Fire Supervision Service, who did not notice violations of fire safety rules in the cafe. Stanislav Ionkin, as previously reported by Kommersant, due to injuries received in Ukraine and severe shell shock, can be declared insane and released from criminal liability.