The House Defence Committee will convene on Monday, at 5 p.m. The MPs will summon Interior Minister Nicolae Moga, STS Director Sorinel Vasilca, Acting Head of Romanian Police Florian Dragnea, and former Head of Police Ioan Buda.
“Bearing in mind the recent events in Caracal as well as the numerous media reports regarding the deficient way in which Interior Ministry and Special Telecommunication Service personnel carried out their duties, in order to analyse the situation and exercise parliamentary oversight, the meeting of the Defence, Public Order and National Security Committee will take place on Monday, July 29, at 5 p.m.,” reads a House Defence Committee internal announcement obtained by MEDIAFAX.
The aforementioned source points out that “the Interior Minister, the Director of the Special Telecommunications Service, the Acting Inspector General and the former Inspector General of the Romanian Police, as well as the head of the Interior Ministry’s General Directorate for Internal Protection will be summoned.”
Chief Commissioner Vasile Armasu, head of the Public Order Directorate of the General Inspectorate of Romanian Police, was deputed at the helm of the Olt Police on Saturday, after the head and deputy heads of the Olt County Police Inspectorate were sacked on account of the deficient handling of the case in Caracal.
STS explanations after internal investigation: We reconfirm there were no inadvertencies, blackout or technical malfunctions
The Special Telecommunications Service (STS), the institution accused by the Police of being late in providing data on the location of Alexandra, the 15-year-old girl who was kidnapped and raped and who managed to call the 112 emergency number three times, using her attacker’s phone, announced on Saturday that there were no inadvertencies or technical malfunctions in the Caracal case and if there is a problem it has to do only with belated communication.
“All day yesterday, overnight, and all day today, the Special Telecommunications Service (STS) carried out an internal investigation into the way the STS’s 112 operators observed their prerogatives, fulfilled the provisions of the training book, and into the way the 112 Service worked. Following the internal verifications, we want to reconfirm for you that the operational provisions were observed and there were no inadvertencies, blackouts or technical malfunctions of the equipment or services in what concerns the way 112 calls are handled,” reads the STS press release.
“At the same time, we apologise for the delay in public communication, which sparked discontent, our intention being to document and accurately present the truth regarding the 112 calls made in this case. We assure you that we will put at the disposal of the investigative bodies all information, documents and recordings required to establish the truth,” reads the press release.
The STS is the institution that the Police has accused of being late in providing data on the location of Alexandra, the 15-year-old girl who was kidnapped and raped and who managed to call the 112 emergency number three times, using her attacker’s phone.