Court Rejects Bail Plea Of 8 Accused In Gujarat Bridge Tragedy

The British-era suspension bridge collapsed on October 30, claiming 135 lives.


A courtroom in Gujarat’s Mordi on Wednesday rejected bail purposes of eight out of 9 individuals arrested in reference to the suspension bridge collapse tragedy.

Principal district and classes choose P C Joshi stated he’ll move an order on the bail plea of the ninth accused, Devang Parmar, on Thursday.

The British-era suspension bridge collapsed on October 30, claiming 135 lives.

The bail purposes of Deepak Parekh, Dinesh Dave, Prakash Parmar, Mansukhbhai Topia, Madevbhai Solanki, Alpeshbhai Gohil, Dilipbhai Gohil, and Mukeshbhai Chauhan have been rejected, stated public prosecutor Vijay Jani.

Devang Parmar is a co-proprietor of Dev Prakash Fabrication.

Those arrested embody Deepak Parekh and three others from the Oreva Group that was managing the suspension bridge.

Arguing in opposition to their bail pleas, the prosecution had submitted a forensic lab report which famous that the bridge had rusty cables, damaged anchor pins, and unfastened bolts, and these and different points weren’t handled whereas renovating it.

The FSL report additionally identified that the metallic flooring laid throughout the renovation elevated its weight.

According to the prosecution, each the repairing contractors engaged by the group, which is especially in clock manufacturing, weren’t certified to hold out such work.

Orvea Group had employed Dhrangadhra-based Dev Prakash Solution to renovate the bridge. It collapsed 4 days after it was thrown open to the general public post-renovation.

During the listening to, Deepak Parekh’s lawyer produced a purchase order order issued to Dev Prakash Solution by Oreva Group which stated “renovation will be (done) after dismantling the bridge”.

As per the First Information Report, at the least 250 to 300 individuals have been current on the bridge when it collapsed after one of many cables snapped.

The Oreva Group allegedly didn’t rent any knowledgeable company to evaluate the load-bearing capability of the bridge.

The group had offered 3,165 tickets on October 30 alone and there was no coordination between ticket reserving workplaces on the 2 sides of the bridge, the prosecution informed the courtroom.

The reserving clerks, who’ve been arrested, ought to have stopped the sale of tickets, it claimed.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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