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Aren’t the Culprits of the 2018 Varanasi bridge collapse got arrested?

Varanasi is the spiritual capital of India. The major attraction of the city is Ghats, ancient temples, and boating near the banks of the holy river Ganga. In 2018 an under-constructed bridge near Varanasi railway station got collapsed because of a lack of engineering efforts and fault in construction procedures.

A piece of news is getting viral on social media platforms where users are claiming that the contractor who made the bridge has not got arrested yet. Nineteen people were killed in the collapse and the rest were severely injured. Many users are reviving the 2018 Bridge Collapse Case.

Fact check

After doing the research we found a tweet by the POLICE COMMISSIONERATE VARANASI of July 2018, they have informed us that 8 accused behind the collapse of a bridge near Cantt Railway Station got arrested by Varanasi Police.

In the report of Times of India, seven engineers of (UPBC) UP Bridge Corporation along with a contractor got arrested by Varanasi Police. The accused one included the project manager, chief project manager, junior civil engineer and assistant civil engineer etc.

Times of India

 

Conclusion: The claim is misleading and fake as the contractor along with the 7 other guilty got arrested after 10-13 days of the accident.

Claim review: Aren’t the Culprits of the 2018 Varanasi bridge collapse got arrested?

Claim by: @MIRZAAZEEMBEG, @Akbarjafri786, @TrueIndian8397

Fact Check: Fake and misleading

 

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