SUM tragedy: Manoj Nayak deposes before RDC

Bhubaneswar: Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) central division, AB Ota on Monday took deposition of SUM hospital owner Manoj Nayak and seven others in connection with the inferno at the hospital last month that took 31 lives.

“He (Nayak) had informed me in written that he won’t be available in the afternoon today and that’s why I interrogated him in Bhubaneswar circuit house. I have taken his deposition also”, Ota said.

The official informed that the planning member of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) also deposed before him and his statement was recorded.

Similarly, as many as six persons appeared before the revenue commissioner in Cuttack to record their statements in connection with the case.

Ota said the final phase of deposition will take place on 29 December for which six persons have been sent notice.