MOSCOW, October 7 (RAPSI, Oleg Sivozhelezov) – The Moscow City Court has mitigated the sentence for four convicted defendants in the case over Moscow metro crash that left 24 people dead by putting them in penal settlement, the court announced on its website on Friday.
Terms of imprisonment have not been changed, the statement reads.
The court also overturned lower courts’ rulings ordering the convicts to pay compensation to aggrieved persons. This matter is to be reconsidered by the Dorogomilovsky District Court of Moscow in the course of civil law proceedings.
Three metro cars derailed on a section between the Park Pobedy and Slavyansky Bulvar metro stations in the west on the city during peak commute hours on July 15, 2014.
Deputy Chief of a subcontractor of the repair project Anatoly Kruglov, Alexei Trofimov, a senior executive in the Metro's repair department, the enterprise's track supervisor Valery Bashkatov and his assistant Yury Gordov have been found guilty of violation of traffic safety rules and underground operating rules that entailed death of two and more people.
Kruglov, Trofimov and Bashkatov were sentenced to 5 .5 years in general regime penal colony each. Gordov was given a 6-year prison sentence.
In June 2016, the Moscow City Court reduced the sentence for Kruglov by three months.