Flyover collapse: Deputy Executive Engineer arrested, case registered against construction company officials


Bhubaneswar: A day after the under-construction flyover collapsed near Bomikhal killing one person and leaving 12 injured, the Twin City Commissionerate Police today arrested Deputy Executive Engineer of Works Department Bansidhar Praharaj, said Police Commissioner YB Khurania.

A case has been registered under Sections 304, 337, 338 and 34 of IPC at Laxmi Sagar police station against Praharaj, Assistant Engineer of the department Kishore Rout along with three members of the Board of Directors of Panda Infra, the company which had undertaken construction work of the bridge – Sujata Panda, Pratap Panda and Santosh Panda, he added.

Assistant Engineer Kishore Rout is on the run and hunt is on to nab him. Efforts are on to arrest the others.

An unnatural death case has been registered at Capital Police station into the death of one Satyabrata Patnaik in the incident, the Commissioner said.

Commissionerate Police also sealed the registered office of Panda Infra at Maharana Sahi under Vivekananda mark in Old Town area of the city.

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