The trial of the criminal case of Rasul Rasulov, Orkhan Safarov and Ruslan Mammadov, who were accused of the explosion in the "Location" nightclub in Baku, has ended.

APA informs that the public prosecutor spoke at the session chaired by judge Faig Ganiyev at the Baku Serious Crimes Court today.

In his speech, the prosecutor requested that Rasul Rasulov be sentenced to 7 years and 6 months, and Orkhan Safarli and Ruslan Mammadov to 5 years and 3 months.

The lawyers of the accused Orkhan Safarov and Ruslan Mammadov asked the court for acquittal, saying that their client was innocent in their defense speeches.

Rasul Rasulov's lawyer asked for time for his defense speech.

The process will continue on September 26.

It should be recalled that on April 3 of this year at around 03:00 in the night, 1 person died, 37 people were injured of various degrees, 14 cars, 1 apartment were damaged as a result of an explosion at the "Location" night club located on the 1st floor of a residential building in Sabail district of the capital. and the investigation of the criminal case initiated by the relevant articles of the Criminal Code on the basis of the fact of damage to 2 non-residential objects was conducted by the Investigation Department of the General Prosecutor's Office.

Based on the collected preliminary evidence, it was determined that a gas cylinder filled with a compressed liquid of propane gas was used in the kitchen of the mentioned facility illegally, as well as in violation of the requirements of existing regulations, and the explosion of the gas cylinder caused destruction and fire in the building.

In the days following the incident, two more injured people died.

During the investigation, Rasul Rasulova, who worked as an administrator at "Mercer food" LLC, which rented a catering facility responsible for compliance with fire safety regulations, was charged with violation of Article 225.2 of the Criminal Code (violation of fire safety regulations - when negligence causes the death of the victim or other serious consequences), that LLC The founder-manager of the club, Orkhan Safarova, was charged with Article 314.2 of the Criminal Code (when negligence causes the death of the victim or other serious consequences).

At the same time, during the investigation, it was determined that Ruslan Mammadov, the inspector of the State Fire Control Service of the State Fire Control Service of the Ministry of Emergencies, who was responsible for ensuring fire safety in the mentioned area, was negligent in the performance of his duties, so the latter was charged with the offense of Article 314.2 of the Criminal Code. was involved as an accused person under Article

All three persons have been remanded in custody by the relevant decisions of the Binagadi district court.

Later, Ruslan Mammadov, one of the accused in the case, was released under house arrest.

52 people were recognized as victims in the case