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Submit detailed reports of flyover tragedy: Court to govt

The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the state government to submit a detailed report in connection with the Vivekananda Flyover tragedy within three weeks.

It may be recalled that 26 people were killed and several were left injured when a portion of the under construction flyover had collapsed on March 31.

Three Public Interest Litigations were filed in the High Court in the past one week in this connection. The Court has directed the state government that the report must include information including details of the construction company to the situation that led to the incident. Meanwhile police arrested 10 officials of the construction company IVRCL so far. On Thursday Niloy Roy, Manager (Civil Execution), was arrested in this connection. On Friday he was remanded in the custody of the police till April 11 after being produced before the Bankshall Court. The police had prayed for his custody as they need to question him as he was in-charge of executing the civil work of the flyover. He knew in details about the materials that were procured for the construction and details of the work that had been undertaken in the past two days ahead of the incident.  While coming out of the court Roy claimed that he was unaware about the bolting work as his task was to look after the work wherever there was a need to make concrete structures. A senior police officer, however, said that Roy was well aware that there could be an accident if the work to make the concrete structure is undertaken a few hours after wielding an iron structure of the collapsed part of the flyover. The police, however, issued a notice stating that bodies of two victims are yet to be identified. Police had handed over the bodies of 26 victims to their relatives. Two bodies are still lying unclaimed in the morgue of the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital. Police would perform the last rites if no one turns up to claim the bodies in the next one week.
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