Yerwada Workers Death: Pune Police Register FIR Against Builder Of Bluegrass Business Park
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Yerwada, 4th February 2022: Five workers were killed and four sustained grievous injuries when the iron mesh of the under-construction basement raft at ‘Bluegrass Business Park’ site collapsed.
The incident took place around 10 pm yesterday on the land of FF Wadia’s Yerwada stud farm adjacent to Wadia bungalow near Shastrinagar chowk on the Pune-Ahmednagar highway. The business park is being constructed on some portion of the farm.
Pune Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar visited the site today. “The mesh made of iron rods for the slab collapsed and the workers got trapped under it. After getting information, the fire brigade and police rushed to the spot and pulled them out. It seems there was negligence while constructing the basement raft”, he added.
Commissioner of Police Amitabh Gupta also visited the site today morning. “An FIR has been registered in the case and three persons have been detained. Further investigation is going on”, he said.
Based on a complaint from labourer Mohammad Nahid (21), a native of Katihar district on Bihar, the FIR has been registered for offences under sections 304, 336, 337, 338 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Senior Police Inspector Yunus Sheikh, in-charge of Yerwada police station, said that the case has been registered against Bluegrass Business Park’s contractor Ahluwalia Contracts (India) Ltd’s Mohan Achalkar, development manager Ananta Landwise, MCPL labour supervisor Sharif and CNW safety supervisor Satish.
“Though three persons have been detained, we have not arrested anyone yet as the investigation is at a preliminary stage. After the role of persons engaged in the project is established, we will take further action”, Inspector Sheikh informed.
The deceased persons have been identified as Sohail Mohammad (22), Mohammad Samar (30), Mobid Alam (40) and Takaj Alam (40) and Majrum Hussain (35), all natives of Katihar district in Bihar.
“We are making arrangements to send the bodies by flight to their native place”, Inspector Sheikh added.
The injured labourers are Mohammad Alam Mohammad Ibrahim, Mohammad Fayim Mohammad Kurban, Mohammad Rafiq Alam and Mohammad Sahil.
PMC appoints committee
“The Pune municipal corporation (PMC) has appointed a committee to inquire about the accident. We will also seek expert guidance from the College of Engineering Pune (COEP). The responsibility will be fixed after the committee submits its report”, municipal commissioner Vikram Kumar said.