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Bhubaneswar Airport Building Collapse: Contractor Detained, Interrogated


25 January 2020

OMMCOM NEWS


Bhubaneswar: Contractor of Dilip Constructions, Dilip Khatei has been detained to be interrogated in connection to the under-construction link building collapse at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPAI).

The Airport police took him Khatei into custody.

Khatei had said that all his workers always work with proper safety gears like helmet, gumboots etc. He had also said, “The roof collapsed due to heavy load. The labourers were not at their work stations and were about to leave when the accident occurred.”

Briefing the media on this matter DCP (Bhubaneswar) Anup Kumar Sahoo said, “Commissionerate Police has initiated a legal action in this matter and have requested responsible departments to provide us with requisite documents. An expert team will put to work who will inspect the blueprint and its execution. We have are also interrogating the contractor and the engineers involved in the construction.”

Additional CP Anup Sahoo had previously said that they were looking into the matter and if they find any criminal negligence which led to this accident, and then the Commissionerate Police would take necessary legal action.

Anup Kumar Sahoo, DCP, Bhubaneswar