Police Arrest IVRCL Official In Connection With Kolkata Flyover Collapse

The Kolkata Police on Wednesday (April 6) arrested Ranjit Bhattacharya, the associate Vice-President of Hyderabad-based construction company IVRCL, in connection with the collapse of Vivekananda flyover last week killing 26 people and injuring around 89 others. As many as eight officers of the IVRCL have been arrested under Sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC. Investigators earlier arrested project manager Tanmoy Sil and conducted a thorough search of IVRCL’s Beadon Street office and seized several documents. The city offices of the company were sealed following the tragedy. The flyover, located in the congested marketplace of Burrabazar in North Kolkata, partially collapsed on March 31. The police slapped murder charges against the arrested IVRCL officials after the incident. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee earlier assured all possible support to the people.

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