Flyover Collapse: FIR Lodged, 1 Arrested

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar:

Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissionorate Police lodged FIR against 5 persons in connection with the Flyover-Collapse incident taken place yesterday at Bomikhal in Bhubaneswar.

Bansidhar Praharaj, the deputy executive engineer of Works Department arrested today by city police.

Police Commissioner YB Khurania informed today that case has been registered against 5 persons. They are Bansidhar Praharaj, assistant engineer Kishore Rout and three directors of Panda InfraProject Limited. The three directors are Sujata Panda, Pratap Panda and Santosh Panda. Panda Infra had undertaken construction work of the flyover. Cases has been registered under Sections 304, 337, 338 and 34 of IPC at Laxmi Sagar police station.

A part of an under-construction flyover bridge on Cuttack-Puri road in Bhubaneswar collapsed near Bomikhal yesterday afternoon. One man killed, 10 persons injured.

Works Department ordered an inquiry into the matter. Investigation into the incident will be started today. Arrested engineers Bansidhar Praharaj and  another engineer Kishor  Rout were suspended yesterday.


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