One held for Ballia boat tragedy
Lucknow: A man has been arrested for illegally operating the boat that capsized in the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh Monday, drowning 61 people, police said Friday.
Contractor Banar Dubey had not taken the mandatory approval from the Zila Parishad (district council) to operate the boat from the Ujwalia bank of the river in Ballia district, some 300 km from here.
Dubey was arrested late Thursday from Haldi area in Ballia. "A case of criminal negligence has been filed against him," police inspector Arvind Mishra told reporters in Ballia.
Those in the boat were going midstream to perform rituals related to a ceremony of their children. The dead included 23 children.
"Dubey was illegally operating the boat for several months," Mishra said.
Police are yet to arrest the boatman, Harivansh, who escaped after the accident.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Will Shiv Sena join hands with Congress to stop BJP from entering BMC?
- Why is Akhilesh Yadav encouraging dishonesty for votes?
- UP polls: Polling for fifth phase of Assembly elections today
- Report: Are mobile smartphones more unhygienic than toilet seats?
- China 'threatened' by ISRO's record-setting achievement?
- Virender Sehwag's reply to Kargil martyr's daughter has taken the Internet by storm
- Ind vs Aus: Mohammed Azharuddin says Jayant Yadav and Ishant Sharma should be replaced in next Test
- Indian doctor rescued from ISIS recounts horror, says 'they forced me to watch videos, shot me thrice'
- Gurmehar Kaur reacts to Virender Sehwag's tweet, says she is heart broken!
- Pune Test: Virender Sehwag could have saved India from embarrassment, says former Aussie stars