Metro pillar collapse case: 10 DMRC officials granted bail

Last Updated: Monday, July 23, 2012 - 23:37

New Delhi: Ten senior DMRC officials and 12 others, charge-sheeted for allegedly being negligent during construction of a metro pillar in Zamrudpur, which had collapsed killing eight people in 2009, were on Monday granted bail by a Delhi court.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Sharma said granted bail to all 22 persons "on personal bond of Rs 10,000 each with one surety of the like amount."

The Delhi police had indicted 24 persons, including 11 DMRC officials, in its charge sheet filed on July 5.

The two who were denied bail were DMRC official Vivek Prakash Srivastava and Amrik Singh of Gammon India Ltd, who had failed to appear before the court.

Srivastava`s counsel told the court that his client had not appeared due to non-serving of summons to him. The court issued fresh summons and asked him to appear before it on the next date of hearing.

Amrik Singh had sought exemption, through his counsel, from personal appearance saying he was not in the city. Fixing August 18 as the next date of hearing in the case, the court asked Singh to appear before it and file his bail application.

The Delhi police, meanwhile, submitted CDs of voluminous documents in pursuance of a high court circular, which had stated that e-copy of bulky documents should be filed in the court.

The counsel for all the accused opposed the Crime Branch`s way of filing documents in the court and sought directions to provide them with its hard copies.

ACMM Sharma, however, rejected the plea for hard copy saying "in view of the e-challan and e-filing as per the high court notification, this court cannot direct the probe agency to give a hard copy to the accused."

Meanwhile, it directed the Crime Branch to supply copies of maps, designs and coloured photos to the accused counsel on the next date of hearing.

PTI

First Published: Monday, July 23, 2012 - 23:34
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