On a request by the Additional Solicitor General S V Raju, who appeared for the CBI for an expeditious hearing of the matter by the high court, the bench in its order said, “Petitioner (CBI) would be at liberty to request HC for expeditious disposal which shall be considered by it on its merits”
A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team on Saturday started interrogation of three Railways officials were were arrested in connection to the Balasore triple train tragedy.
The CBI on Friday evening arrested senior section engineer (signal) Arun Kumar Mohanta, section engineer (signal) Mohammad Amir Khan and technician Pappu Kumar under sections 304 and 201 of IPC and Section 153 of Railways Act, 1989.
After the arrests, the central agency brought all of them to Bhubaneswar and produced before them in a CBI court here after their health check-up.
The CBI got a five-day remand of all the arrested officials for interrogation.
Now, the arrested officials are being interrogated by a special team of the CBI at a police station in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, the sources added.
The CBI had registered the instant case on June, 6 following the request of the Union Ministry of Railways, consent of the Odisha government and further orders from Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) relating to the tragedy.
At least 293 people died and over 1,000 others were injured after Chennai-bound Coromandel Express, Howrah bound SMVP-Howrah Superfast Express and a goods train were involved in a tragic accident near the Bahanaga Bazar railway station on June 2.