Bail plea of Varanasi flyover collapse accused rejected

VARANASI: The bail plea of all accused of incident was rejected by the court of ADJ(I) on Monday. At least 15 persons were killed and several others were injured when two beams of the collapsed near on May 15.

As many as eight persons including seven engineers of and a contractor were arrested on July 28. They were booked under sections 304 (), 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC and 3&4 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.

The arrested persons included former project manager Genda Lal of Aligarh district, then chief project manager Harishchandra Tiwari of Pratapgarh district, then project manager Kuljas Rai Sudan of Meerut district, assistant engineer (civil) Rajendra Singh of Mirzapur district, assistant engineer (mechanical safety) Ramtapasya Singh Yadav of Lucknow, junior engineer (civil) Lalchandra Singh of Chandauli district, junior engineer (civil/safety) Rajeshpal Singh of Ghazipur district, and contractor Saheb Hussain of Siwan district in Bihar.
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