Kolkata Flyover Collapse: Murder Charges Against IVCRL Dropped

Following the collapse, ten officers of the IVCRL had been charged with murder. 

Published28 Jun 2016, 02:59 PM IST
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In the Kolkata Flyover tragedy that claimed the lives of 26 people, murder charges against ten officers of construction firm IVRCL have been dropped from the first chargesheet filed by Kolkata Police on Tuesday.

In the over 2000-page charge sheet, the ten officers of IVRCL have been charged under IPC sections 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 308 (Attempt to commit culpable homicide), 427 (Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention)

According to Kolkata Police officials, 241 witnesses were questioned before the chargesheet was framed. The SIT that was formed to probe the collapse is checking whether there is any dispute with design of the flyover, while the National Test House is investigating the quality of the materials used in the construction of the flyover.

(With PTI Inputs)

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