Mumbai: Azad Maidan police has arrested a first BMC employee on Monday in connection to the Himalaya Bridge collapse, which killed six people and injured 31 others on March 14. The assistant engineer with the bridges dept, S F Kakulte, was arrested on Monday evening from his residence.
According to police, Kakulte, was suspended with three other engineers of the civic body’s bridges dept. The investigations revealed Kalkute had played a role in the structural audit of the Himalaya Bridge and was negligent in his work.
“After proper investigation, Kalkute was arrested and booked under relevant IPC sections,” said Abhishek Trimukhe, DCP (Zone 1). Police had earlier arrested Neeraj Desai, the structural auditor of the Himalaya bridge on March 18 from his Andheri residence April 10.
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