The city police on Thursday arrested four persons in connection with the collapse of Vivekananda Flyover that had claimed around 26 lives on March 31 this year.
With the arrest of the four persons on Thursday the total number of arrested persons has reached 16. The investigating officers asked the accused to come down to Lalbazar for the sake of investigation and after a prolonged interrogation, they arrested the four accused who used to work under three different companies.
Police found that there was a serious negligence on part of these persons. Police said that one of the three private companies based on Dhulagarh was assigned to look after the wielding works. Among the two other companies, one made the design and drawing of the flyover while the other was to maintain the quality management. Police were interrogating the four accused who will be produced before the Bankshall Court on Friday.
Police said that accused compromised with the quality and were responsible for the faulty design of the flyover that led to the monumental tragedy in the city a few months ago. Among the accused there are one Pradip Kumar Nath, Tapan Dhar and Partha Pratim.
It may be mentioned that the Kolkata Police had already arrested many senior officers of the IVRCL in connection with the Vivekananda Road flyover collapse incident that left more than two dozen people dead. Among them there were company’s director (operations) Gopal Krishna Murti, DGM (project) SK Ratnam, engineers Shyamal Manna and Bidyut Manna.
They were arrested after the police found anomalies in their statements. Prior to this IVRCL AGM Mallikaarjun Rao, assistant manager Debjyoti Manjumdar, structure manager Pradip Kumar Saha and project manager Tanmoy Sil were also arrested under IPC Sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) and others.