Neerajkumar Desai’s firm had reportedly carried out the structural audit of the bridge and declared it protected for use regardless of some corrosion in the structure, police stated.

 PTI        Final Updated: March 18, 2019  | 21:52 IST

A structural auditor was arrested Monday in connection with the final week’s foot overbridge collapse that left six men and women dead, police stated.

Neerajkumar Desai’s firm had reportedly carried out the structural audit of the bridge and declared it protected for use regardless of some corrosion in the structure, police stated.

“We detained Desai Sunday immediately after ascertaining negligence on his portion and arrested him,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone I) Abhishek Trimukhe told reporters right here.

Police also recorded statements of other officials, which includes Extra Municipal Commissioner, BMC, Sanjay Darade, he stated.

The bridge linking the bustling CSMT train station collapsed Thursday evening top to the death of six and leaving 31 injured.

Police initially booked officials of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, which was accountable for its upkeep, and the Central Railway (CR) below section 304-A (Causing death by negligence) of the IPC, but rescinded the move later.

That section was removed and section 304-portion II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC was imposed against Desai, police stated.

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