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Himalaya Bridge Accident: Police to conduct independent investigation

Till now, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has found four of its officials guilty for the accident and has accordingly suspended them

Himalaya Bridge Accident: Police to conduct independent investigation
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After the tragic collapse of Himalaya foot overbridge in South Mumbai, Mumbai Police filed an FIR against Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Central Railway officials under section 304 – negligence leading to death or culpable homicide – of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Azad Maidan Police station.

After which, chief engineer A.R. Patil, S.K. Kori, and Sub-Chief Engineer R.B. Tare along with Assistant Engineer S.F. Kakulte have been suspended.

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Now the municipal corporation has asked Police to conduct an independent inquiry for the entire incident. The inquiry report will also be assisted by a BMC report which claimed four of its officials accused.

All the culprits have been accused under section 304 – negligence leading to death or culpable homicide – of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Azad Maidan Police station.

After the accident claimed six lives, the bridge was demolished by the officials. The traffic was diverted through a subsidiary for the meantime.

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