Another 4 Official Arrested In Kolkata Flyover Tragedy

Shasi Ghosh

Kolkata: Kolkata Crime Branch on Monday arrested four IVRCL official of the Hyderabad-based firm which was constructing the flyover that collapsed Thursday leaving 27 dead, and slapped murder charges on them, a senior officer said. Now arrested number reaches to 8.

The name of the official were Site Engineer Shyamal Manna and Bidyut Manna, Director Gopal Krishnamurti, DGM project SK Ratnam.

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The state government has suspended a chief engineer and an executive engineer of Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority, which had entered into a joint venture with IVRCL for constructing the flyover.

The three arrested assistant manager Debjyoti Majumdar, assistant general manager Mallikaarjun and structure manager Pradip Kumar Saha face charges under IPC Sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) among others. They will be produced before a court Saturday. Police had Thursday slapped charges against IVRCL under Sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) and 407 (criminal breach of trust by carrier, etc) of the IPC. The firm’s Kolkata office has been sealed.