CST Foot Overbridge Collapse: Mumbai Police Arrests Auditor
The foot overbridge collapsed during peak office hours on Thursday, 14 March.
Mumbai’s Esplanade Court on Tuesday, 19 March, sent Neeraj Desai, the auditor who had conducted an audit of the CST foot overbridge, to police custody till 25 March. He was arrested by the Mumbai police on Monday.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had on Friday recommended "action against the structural auditor for his casual approach while performing the structural audit" of the bridge that collapsed on Thursday evening, killing at least six persons and injuring 30 others.
Leader of Opposition in BMC, Ravi Raja had written a letter to CM Devendra Fadnavis, demanding a judicial probe by a retired High Court judge in connection with the bridge collapse, ANI reported.
- The deceased have been identified as Apoorva Prabhu (35), Anjana Tambe (40), Bhakti Shinde (40), Zahid Shiraj Khan (32), Tapendra Singh (28) and Mohan
- Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the families of the deceased, and a compensation of Rs 50,000 for the injured
- Eyewitnesses reportedly said that the overbridge was being used despite repair-work being undertaken on it on Thursday morning
Auditor Sent to Police Custody Till 25 March
Mumbai’s Esplanade Court has sent the auditor Neeraj Desai to police custody till 25 March.
Auditor of CST Bridge Arrested by Mumbai Police
Neeraj Desai, the auditor who had conducted an audit of the CST foot overbridge was arrested by the Mumbai police on Monday, 18 March.
Ravi Raja Writes to Fadnavis, Demands Judicial Probe in Bridge Collapse
Leader of Opposition in BMC, Ravi Raja wrote a letter to CM Devendra Fadnavis, demanding a judicial probe by a retired High Court judge in connection with the bridge collapse, ANI reported.
Raja has alleged in his letter that BMC is trying to save the actual culprits behind the incident, so a judicial probe should be done.
BMC Issues Show Cause Notice to DD Desai's Associated Engineering Consultants and Analysts Pvt Ltd
The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has issued a show cause notice to DD Desai’s Associated Engineering Consultants and Analysts Pvt Ltd on the inventory of bridges in Greater Mumbai. It has sought a reply within 15 days asking why they shouldn't be blacklisted and loss shouldn't be recovered from them.
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06:36 PM, 15 MarBMC Recommends Action Against Structural Auditor
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10:08 AM, 15 MarFix Primary Responsibility of CST Bridge Collapse Today, Orders CM
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09:48 PM, 14 Mar'Deeply Anguished by Loss of Lives, Maha Govt Providing All Possible Assistance': PM Modi
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