The plenum of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) approved on Tuesday the retirement request submitted by Valeriu Mihail Terceanu, who is a judge in the Colectiv case, pending at the Bucharest Court, sources from within the Council stated for MEDIAFAX.
Sources from within the Superior Council of Magistracy stated for MEDIAFAX that the CSM plenum approved on Tuesday the retirement request submitted by Valeriu Mihail Terceanu, who is a judge in the Colectiv case, pending at Bucharest Court.
In this case, the trial could be resumed from scratch, according to the laws in force.
The representatives of the victims in the Colectiv fire complained many times of the delay of the case.
The President of the Colectiv Association, Eugen Iancu, stated that nothing will happen in the “Colectiv” case until the end of this year, after the retirement request submitted by judge Valentin Terceanu has been approved.
“It seems abnormal to me that there is a danger that this case will be resumed from scratch. We have a big problem here, because over three months, three years will pass since this tragedy, and the trial stagnates. We waited for two years and a half for the trial to begin, there have been two hearings on merits, and now this blow occurred, especially since the next hearing should be in September” stated Eugen Iancu, who is the President of the Colectiv GTG 3010 Association and the father of a young man who died in the fire at Colectiv.
The President of the Colectiv Association believes that somebody wishes to delay the trial, and the investigation is very difficult to be conducted.
“From my point of view, somebody always wanted this case to be delayed, and still wants. We have a criminal complaint for two years ago, related to what happened after the fire, with the problems in hospitals, and this is the point where the investigation is very difficult to be conducted. Why should we have boasted that we can cope in Romania with the wounded?” Iancu concluded.
Prosecutors of the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice (PICCJ) sent the Colectiv case to the court on April 28, 2016.