Kolkata flyover collapse: Senior IVRCL officer sent to five-day police custody

Kolkata : Ranjit Bhattacharya, the associate vice-president of Hyderabad-based construction company IVRCL, was today sent to five-day police custody in connection with the collapse of Vivekananda flyover in North Kolkata.

This decision was made by a city court hours after the senior IVRCL officer’s arrest.

The flyover collapse that took place on March 31 killed 26 people and injured 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 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 victims.

The state government has announced an ex-gratia compensation of Rs. five lakh to next of kin of the victims and Rs. two lakh to those seriously injured. (ANI)