Delhi house collapse: Contractor denied bail

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 20:43

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday rejected the
bail plea to a contractor, arrested for his alleged criminal
culpability in the September 2011 Chandni Mahal building
collapse which left seven people dead and 23 injured.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Manish
Yaduvanshi dismissed contractor Jallaludin`s bail plea,
rejecting his contention that the police had filed an
incomplete charge sheet and the probe in the matter was not
complete.

Dismissing his plea, the court said "the aspect of
further probe is the prerogative of the investigating agency"
and the report filed by the police could not be held as
incomplete for mere absence of site inspection report.

The court took note of a police inquiry report which had
said the tragedy could have been averted had its officials and
those of MCD were more vigilant.

It had also said departmental proceedings have been
ordered and contemplation order issued against Inspector
Satish Kain, the then SHO Chandni Mahal, ASI Shishpal and
Rohtash and four other police constables who were found
delinquent.

The inquiry report was filed in pursuance of December 31,
2011, order of a special CBI court which had sought a probe
into the role of local police and MCD officials in the Chandni
Mahal building collapse.

The special court had rejected his bail plea earlier
also.

Jallaludin has been in judicial custody since October 23,
2011, while Saini is out on bail.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 20:43

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