Morbi Bridge Collapse: Gujarat HC Takes Suo Motu Cognizance, Issues Notice To State Govt


Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has taken suo motu cognisance of the Morbi bridge collapse incident and issued notice to the state government o submit a status report in the matter by November 14.

A division bench of Chief Justice Aravind Kumar and Justice Ashutosh Shastri issued notices to the Gujarat government through the chief secretary, state home department, commissioner of municipalities, Morbi municipality, district collector and State Human Rights Commission and relisted the matter on November 14.

It also sought a status report from the chief secretary and home secretary by next Monday when the matter will come up for hearing.

On October 30, a suspension bridge collapsed in which 141 persons lost their lives.

A total of nine persons — two managers of the Oreva Company limited, two booking clerks, three security guards, and two workers were arrested on October 31.

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