IRVCL top honcho held

Kolkata: A top official of Hyderabad-based construction company IRVCL, which had undertaken construction of the Vivekananda flyover that collapsed last week. With this latest arrest, the number of apprehensions made in this case now stands at nine.

IVRCL assistant vice-president of Project Monitoring Cell (PMC) and administration of the Eastern Region, Ranajit Bhattacharjee, was arrested late last night after questioning at Lalbazar, the headquarters of Kolkata Police, a senior officer confirmed yesterday.

Bhattacharjee, who had fallen sick and was hospitalised after the March 31 collapse, was discharged from the hospital last evening following which he was taken to Lalbazar immediately. Soon, a search would be conducted at IVRCL’s office in Kolkata from where Bhattacharjee operated.

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