Kolkata Flyover Tragedy: Another IVRCL Employee Arrested

Fresh arrest in the Kolkata flyover collapse; this time it’s the assistant VP of IVRCL. 

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Vehicles are seen trapped under a partially collapsed overpass in Kolkata on 31 March 2016. (Photo: AP)

One more person has been arrested in connection with the Kolkata flyover collapse that left 26 people dead, police said on Wednesday.

The Tuesday night arrest of Ranjit Bhattacharya, assistant vice president (Kolkata) of the construction company IVRCL which built the flyover, has taken the total number of people taken into custody to nine.

The Vivekananda flyover collapsed in the busy Posta area of the city on 31 March, killing 26 people and injuring nearly 90.

The police have slapped various charges, including those of murder, against the company and sealed its Kolkata offices.

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