Nashik: A hunt has been launched to arrest a contractor booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder after five irrigation engineers were killed when a wall of a barrage collapsed in Chinchve area on July 29, police said on Saturday.
Deola police have fanned out teams to trace Ravindra Kumawat, owner of Swati Constructions Company, who was booked under section 304 II of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) after the mishap.
The FIR was filed against Kumawat by Executive Engineer of Irrigation Department Sunil Padakshine on July 30.
The mishap took place while the work was on to plug some leaks at the barrage when a mound of mud caved in, burying alive Hiralal Patil, HV Aher, AG Sonawane, Pradeep Suryavanshi and AK Aher, who were standing in a pit at the time.
Maharashtra PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal has already announced a high-level probe into the accident.