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DGP Sharma assures action in Bomikhal flyover collapse

Bhubaneswar, September 10, 2017: Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma on Sunday assured of stern legal action against those responsible for the collapse of a major portion of an under-construction flyover near Bomikhal in Bhubaneswar killing one person on the spot and injuring many, including a minor girl.

Sharma after visiting the accident site made it clear that the Commissionerate Police would register a case in this regard and action would be taken against the guilty.

“The Commissionerate Police will register a case in this connection. The mishap amounts to criminal negligence. Action will be taken against the guilty,” Dr Sharma told reporters.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed a high-level probe into the mishap and suspended two engineers - Deputy Executive Engineer Bansidhar Prahraj and Assistant Engineer Kishore Rout of the Works department.  

At around 12.30 pm, a major portion of an under-construction flyover at Bomikhal caved in killing one Satya Patnaik of Jharpara area on the spot and injuring more than 15 others, including his minor daughter Sheetal and a few labourers.

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