Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia accused three persons regarding low-quality repair work in metro station ‘Varketili’

2018-06-22 18:17:16
Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia on the case of done low-quality repair work in metro station ‘Varketili’, within the ongoing investigation conducted by MIA on the fact of indifference, incompatibility with safety requirements, low-quality work and making false document, filed charges against the executive director of ‘Geomap’ LTD, the manager and the engineer chief of ‘Kvarelremmsheni’ LTD.
 
The investigation established that on 13 October 2015, for the preparation of the project of the repair and rehabilitation works of metro station ‘Varketili’, the executive director G.K. of the winner company ‘Geomap’ LTD in the tender announced by ‘Tbilisi Transport Company’ LTD, with the purpose of participating and receiving material benefits for his company, he himself submitted the false and low-quality repair works project. 
 
In the tender for the repair and rehabilitation works within this project announced by the ‘Tbilisi Transport Company’ LTD on 28 September 2016, has won ‘Kvarelremmsheni’ LTD and done the repair and rehabilitation works for metro station ‘Varketili’. During the repair and rehabilitation works, ‘Geomap’ LTD was obliged to check the ankers located on the ceiling in the lower vestibule and gave the relevant expert opinion. Because of this, the repair and rehabilitation works were suspended. On 19 April 2017, G.K. made the false constructional opinion, which he signed instead of a constructor, and then submitted this opinion to the construction service of ‘Tbilisi Transport Company’ LTD. On this basis, ‘Kvarelremmsheni’ LTD remained the construction works.  Despite the obligation imposed by the contract, the executive director of ‘Geomap’ LTD improperly fulfilled his duties and did not provide appropriate copyright supervision. He made repair and rehabilitation planning project that was inappropriate with customer’s life and security requirements and, the construction conclusion, in which was not included the additional loads due to the adverse factors on the ceiling – train motion, the wind pressure caused by the ventilation air circulation and others. The investigation also established that the manager of ‘Kvarelremmsheni’ LTD improperly fulfilled his duties and did not control the quality of performed works. At the same time, with the participation and liability of G.R. and the chief engineer Z.Y. of ‘Kvarelremmsheni’ LTD, the construction work of the dropped ceiling was done by ‘Kvarelremmsheni’ LTD without the project in metro station ‘Varketili’ and it was made in low-quality, and because of this on 30 January 2018, in the morning, in Tbilisi, the ceiling in the lower vestibule of metro station ‘Varketili’ collapsed and fell on 18 people in vestibule, the 11 of them were injured and the State received material damage. 
 
G.K has been charged under the subparagraph ‘b’ of the 2nd paragraph of Article 362, (two episode) the 2nd paragraph of Article 2201 and the 2nd paragraph of Article 251 of Criminal Code of Georgia, and G.R. has been charged under the 2nd paragraph of Article 2201 and the 2nd paragraph of Article 251 of Criminal Code of Georgia, and Z.Y. has been charged under the 2nd paragraph of Article 251 of Criminal Code of Georgia (2201 – indifference that means the improper fulfilment of duties by the person who has managerial authority in an organization due to his negligent attitude, which caused severe consequences; 251- carrying out the poor quality work that is incompatible with security requirements, which does not corresponds to customer’s life and security requirements, and which caused harm to human health; 362 - making and using a counterfeit official document causing significant damage). 
 
Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia filed a motion to impose on each defendant a 50 000 GEL bail as a preclusion measure.
 
The investigation on this case continues. The accusations stipulate the type and the length of the sentence for the term from 2 to 5 years of imprisonment.
 
Also, the criminal case regarding the fact of the job negligence of the employees of ‘Tbilisi Transport Company’ LTD under the 1st paragraph of Article 342 of Criminal Code of Georgia, is separated from this criminal case.