Contractor Apprehended in Ghaziabad Crematorium Roofing System Collapse Incident that Claimed 24 Lives
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Ghaziabad Cops previously apprehended Muradnagar Nagar Palika Executive Officer Niharika Singh, Junior Engineer Chandra Friend and Supervisor Ashish as they were associated with the tendering procedure for constructing the structure.
- PTI Ghaziabad
- Last Updated: January 05, 2021, 13: 27 IST
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The contractor wanted in connection with a crematorium roof collapse event that declared 24 lives here was jailed from a village near the border of Meerut and Muzaffarnagar districts of Uttar Pradesh, authorities said on Tuesday. Ghaziabad Cops had on Monday arrested Muradnagar Nagar Palika Executive Officer Niharika Singh, Junior Engineer Chandra Buddy and Manager Ashish as they were included in the tendering process for constructing the structure. They were sent to judicial custody for 14 days.
Twenty-four individuals, many of them going to a funeral service, were killed and 17 others injured when the roofing system of a shelter at the cremation ground in Muradnagar here collapsed on Sunday. Professional Ajay Tyagi, who entered into hiding after news of the collapse spread, was captured near the Ganga canal bridge of Sathedi village by a joint team of Muradnagar and Niwari authorities, the authorities stated.
Earlier, authorities were raiding his possible hideouts, and Senior Superintendent of Cops Kalanidhi Naithani had actually announced a benefit of Rs 25,000 for info causing his arrest, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Iraj Raja informed PTI. Tyagi was scheduled under different sections of the law, and he will be produced prior to a court on Tuesday, the police said.
A tender of Rs 55 lakh, and not Rs 55 crore as reported earlier, was granted to Tyagi for restoration and building and construction of shelter 3 months back, and the shelter was opened to the general public 15 days back. The SP said a probe was underway to take a look at how much substandard product was utilized in the building. After the examination, corruption charges would be added, he included.
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