Kolkata Flyover Collapse: 6 IVRCL Officials Remanded To Jail Custody


Kolkata: The Bankshal court on Monday remanded 6 IVRCL officials to jail custody till April 29 over the Vivekananda flyover collapse.

At least 10 IVRCL official had been earlier detained by the Kolkata police and interrogated over the collapse. IVRCL has been awarded the contract for building the Vivekananda flyover during the Left Front regime in West Bengal and the work commenced in 2009.

IVRCL, called a construction giant has been in trouble over the years and is blacklisted in Jharkhand and many other states. The company has reportedly failed to complete many contract in time and is in severe financial crunch.

The collapse on March 31 near Ganesh Talkies, killed 27 people and injured scores. The state government had formed a committee to probe the collapse. However, the name of Smita Bakshi a ruling party legislators appeared in the forefront.

The section of the flyover which collapsed was being constructed by a firm owned by Rajat Bakshi, nephew of Smitha Bakshi.

Political blame game has ensued since the collapse with CM Mamata Banerjee blaming the erstwhile Left Front government for the accident and vice versa. Congress VP Rahul Gandhi had also made a visit to the collapse site and assured help.