The Investigating Authorities of the Investigative Committee of Russia for Kostroma Oblast continue the criminal investigation launched on the people's death as a result of a fire in the Kostroma city. It was launched in accordance with Part 3, Article 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (providing services that do not meet the requirements for the safety of life and health of consumers, which negligently incflicted the death of two or more persons).
The Court granted the petition of the Investigator of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for Kostroma Oblast to impose a restraint as custody on the Director of the limited liability company "Empire", which organized the work of the institution.
According to investigators, on the night of November 5, 2022, entertainment events were held in Kostroma in the "Polygon" cafe, where at least 200 people were present. At about 2:30 a.m., a fire broke out and the subsequent spread of fire throughout the building, 13 people were unable to leave the building, as a result of which they died, 6 were injured of varying severity. The building where entertainment events were held was rented by "Empire" LLC, whose Director did not ensure the proper implementation of fire safety standards and regulations and allowed the provision of services to an indefinite circle of persons that do not meet the requirements of the safety of life and health of consumers. He violated the requirements of the current legislation. The mentioned actions of the Suspect inflicted human casualties by negligence.