Flyover Collapse: PIL filed in HC demanding CBI probe


Cuttack: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Orissa High Court today demanding a CBI probe into the flyover collapse near Bomikhal in Bhubaneswar that killed one person and injured 12 others on Sunday. The PIL was the second PIL filed on one day in the same issue.

The PIL, filed by the Nationalist Lawyer’s Forum, demanded a thorough CBI investigation into the case.

Earlier in the day, social worker Surendra Panigrahi filed another PIL in the Orissa High Court seeking action against the officials involved in the flyover mishap.

The PIL included the names of Odisha Chief Secretary, Khurda district Collector, Ex-Secretary, Superintendent of Works Department, Executive Engineer and Junior Engineer as the parties in the issue. It also involved the two Board of Directors of Panda Infra, Sujata Panda and Santosh Panda as the parties.

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The petitioner in his PIL demanded cancellation of licence of the Construction Company.

Petitioner’s counsel Antaryami Swain said his client has also demanded for a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the incident so that necessary action is taken against all the officials involved.

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The PIL further sought to know how the state government granted work orders to Panda Infra for the flyover construction although there were complaints against the said company.

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