Odisha HC serves notice to govt over Bomikhal flyover collapse


Cuttack: Hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) over the Bomikhal flyover collapse, the Orissa High Court has served a notice to the state government.

A Bench comprising Chief Justice Vineet Saran and Justice BR Sarangi hearing the PIL yesterday, served a notice to the Chief Secretary, Works Secretary, chief engineer (Design and Road), executive engineer (Roads and building) and construction company Panda Infra Project Ltd.

The PIL was filed by Nationalist Lawyer’s Forum convener Sabyasachi Mohapatra. He had demanded a thorough CBI investigation into the incident that had killed one person and left several injured on September 10.

The next hearing of the case will be held after Dussehra vacation, however, the court has directed all parties to record their statements before it.

Twin city Commissionerate police has arrested four persons so far, including Panda Infra owner Pratap Panda and Works Department deputy executive engineer Bansidhar Praharaj in connection with the collapse of the under-construction flyover in Bhubaneswar.

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