Energoaqua and her director, accused of poisoning Bečva, are calling for an end to the prosecution

Updates: 27.10.2021 09:13

Vsetín – Energoaqua and its director Oldřich Havelka have proposed stopping their criminal prosecution due to last year’s poisoning of the Bečva River, Czech Television reported today. Police accused them in June, Havelka denies guilt. CTK verifies the information.

A few days ago, the regional prosecutors decided that the prosecution of the accused in the accident case was justified. Public prosecutors from the Olomouc Regional Public Prosecutor’s Office came to this conclusion after examining the procedure of the District Public Prosecutor’s Office in Vsetín. The defense filed the complaint after the Vsetín public prosecutor Petr Bareš rejected the complaints of the accused against the resolution on the initiation of criminal prosecution as unfounded.

The company and Havelka are being prosecuted by the police for damaging and endangering the environment and unauthorized handling of protected wildlife and wild plants. Havel faces up to five years in prison, the company a ban on activities and a fine. Energoaqua manages the factory complex of the former Rožnov Tesla. It also provides wastewater treatment in the area, leaving it through a canal that flows into Valašské Meziříčí to Bečva.

Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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