Owners of Colectiv Club, remanded for third degree murder and bodily injury. 40 persons heard so far

Alin Anastasescu (photo), one of the owners of Colectiv Club who has the most shares, was the first who was placed on remand on Monday night, under the charge of third degree murder and bodily injury in the file regarding the fire that claimed 31 lives and in which 200 persons were wounded. Another shareholder of the club, Paul Gancea was also detained under the same charges, and Costin Mincu was the last one  who was taken into custody.

Earlier in the day, Colectiv club’ shareholders – Costin Mincu, Alin George Anastasescu and Paul Gancea – were heard by the General Prosecutor’s Office as suspects in this case, after they were brought by warrant.

None of them made any statements when coming for hearings.

According to Digi 24, the three owners would have told prosecutors that the rock band performing that night was the one who brought the fireworks. Daniela Ioana Niţă, the owner of the company that delivered the fireworks at Colectiv Club, Golden Ideas Fireworks Artists is to be also heard by the prosecutors.

The Prosecutor’s Office with the High Court of Cassation and Justice told a press release that in the case related to a devastating fire at Colectiv club joint teams of police officers, forensic experts and pyro technicians continue searches at the site and hearing people to clarify the circumstances of the fire, under the coordination of the Criminal Investigation and Forensic Section with the Supreme Court’s Prosecution Service.

Investigators also went to all hospitals where injured persons are admitted to see if there is anyone who can recount what happened in the club on Friday night.

The investigation is made by the Prosecutor’s Office with the High Court of Cassation and Justice, after the prosecutor general ordered it to be taken over from the Prosecutor’s Office with the Bucharest Tribunal.

Romania’s prosecutor general Tiberiu Nitu stated on Monday night that 40 persons had been heard since Saturday and that the investigation is made on all levels, from private companies to public institutions

The ‘Colectiv Club’ company, which owns the club where the tragedy occurred, is owned by Alin George Anastasescu (47%), Costin Mincu (23%) and Paul Catalin Gancea (30%). Costin Mincu, one of associates of the ‘Colectiv’ Club holds shares in 11 other companies involved in owning clubs and in organizing concerts, three in Constanta, Ziarul financiar; reports

‘Colectiv Club’ SRL was set up in October 2014, had a turnover of RON 45,000 in 2014.

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