In relation to the suspension bridge collapse that claimed 135 lives, a court in Morbi on Friday denied the request for additional police remand of two managers of the clock-making firm Oreva.
The court said that managers have already spent four days in police custody, and the police can question them in jail if necessary.
After the chief judicial magistrate court denied their plea earlier this week, the police team investigating the case filed a revision application before a district court seeking five more days of remand for Dipak Parekh and Dinesh Dave. The police sought remand for a variety of reasons, including additional custodial interrogation of two managers who served as a “bridge” between the company and the government machinery.
The application was denied by Sessions Judge Pinakin Chandrakant Joshi, who noted that the investigating officer did not have any of the information he wanted to cross-verify with the two suspects. The executives are being held in judicial custody.
Aside from the two Oreva Group managers, the police have arrested seven others, including two proprietors of a Surendranagar-based firm that had the sub-contract for bridge repair work.