Morbi bridge collapse: Oreva MD surrenders in court
by The Canadian Parvasi
In relation to the collapse of Morbi bridge back in October that ended up taking the lives of as many as 135, the Managing Director of the renovation firm of the bridge, Oreva Group, surrendered before a local court on Tuesday.
Jaysukh Patel, the Oreva Group MD, was named the prime accused in the case and an arrest warrant for Patel was issued last week. He had been missing since and had filed for a bail plea. He surrendered in court on Tuesday and was consequently arrested. Police authorities will seek custody of the Oreva Group top boss on Wednesday.
“Jaysukh Patel surrendered before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) M J Khan which had issued an arrest warrant against him,” stated Dilip Agechaniya, a lawyer representing the victims in the bridge collapse case.
The firm was responsible for restoring and renovating the British-era bridge suspended over the Machchhu river. Days after the bridge’s reopening the bridge, it collapsed while 300 people were reportedly on it.