Gandhinagar: A Gujarat courtroom has issued an arrest warrant for Oreva Group’s Jaysukh Patel in reference to an October 30 bridge collapse in Morbi wherein 134 individuals had been killed. Ajanta Manufacturing Limited (Oreva Group) had been awarded the refurbishment, restore contract and on Sunday Morbi Chief Judicial Magistrate MJ Khan issued a warrant for the arrest of Patel beneath Section 70 of the Code of Procedure penal (CrPC).
“The court has issued an arrest warrant against Jaysukh Patel of the Oreva group, who had a contract for the renovation of the Morbi bridge. He has not been arrested for 70 days. No watch notice has yet been issued “, authorities prosecutor Sanjay Vora stated yesterday. Notably, Patel had been transferred to the Morbi Sessions Court on January 20 for early bail within the case, whereas the listening to was adjourned to February 1 as a result of the prosecutor was not current.
Patel will not be named as a defendant within the FIR filed by police within the case. Nine individuals, together with 4 workers of Ajanta Manufacturing (Oreva group), have been arrested to this point on this case. They embrace two managers and an equal quantity of ticket brokers from the Oreva Group which operated the bridge from the UK period. As many as 134 individuals misplaced their lives after a century-old suspension bridge fell into the Machchhu River in Morbi, Gujarat.
On November 7, the High Court of Gujarat took discover suo motu of the Morbi accident, issuing notices to officers, together with these within the state Home Ministry, and requesting a report inside one week. In November, the Supreme Court declared the incident of the Morbi bridge collapse a “huge tragedy”, because it requested the High Court of Gujarat, which was already holding hearings within the suo motu case, to carry periodic hearings.