Town planning officer, three other govt officials arrested


On May 25, a welding spark ignited a fireplace on the TRP Game Zone in Rajkot, ensuing within the deaths of 28 folks.

Rajkot police in Gujarat arrested 4 authorities officials, together with a city planning officer (TPO) on on Thursday, May 30. The arrests have been executed in reference to the devastating hearth at TRP sport zone on May 25 that claimed 27 lives.

TPO M D Sagathia, assistant TPOs Mukesh Makwana and Gautam Joshi, and former station officer of Kalavad Road hearth station Rohit Vigora had been arrested, taking the overall variety of folks held to 9, stated an official.

“Four government officials have been arrested,” confirmed state Director General of Police Vikas Sahay. Nine officials have been suspended in reference to the incident for alleged “gross negligence in allowing the game zone to operate without necessary approvals”, as per a authorities launch.

These comprise Joshi, Vigora, Rajkot’s chief hearth officer IV Kher, his deputy BJ Theba, assistant engineer within the Rajkot Municipal Corporation’s city planning division Jaideep Chaudhary, Roads and Buildings division’s deputy government engineers MR Suma and Paras Kothiya, and police inspectors VR Patel and NI Rathod. Three IPS officers, together with then police commissioner Raju Bhargava, had been shunted out of town after the hearth tragedy.

On Thursday, senior IPS officer Subhash Trivedi, who’s heading a Special Investigation Team (SIT) fashioned by the Gujarat authorities to probe the incident, quizzed former hearth chief Kher on the state police headquarters in Gandhinagar for practically three hours, sources stated. Incidentally, Kher had earlier revealed the sport zone was working with out the obligatory hearth NOC (No Objection Certificate) because the administration had by no means utilized for it.

On Monday, the Gujarat High Court had come down closely on the Rajkot civic physique over the sport zone hearth, saying it didn’t place confidence in the state equipment that will get into motion solely after harmless lives are misplaced. The HC had requested Rajkot Municipal Corporation if it had turned a blind eye to such a giant construction arising in its neighborhood after the civic physique’s lawyer submitted that the TRP Game Zone, which was arrange within the metropolis’s Nana-Mava locality, had not sought requisite permissions. The 9 individuals held for the tragedy embrace 4 homeowners and a supervisor of TRP Gaming Zone.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by DNA employees and is revealed from PTI)


Nilesh Desai
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