The bridge collapsed on March 14, killing seven persons, including staffers of Cama Hospital, and injuring 33 others. Desai, director of Prof D D Desai’s Structural Engineering and Analyst Private Ltd, was the first arrest in the case. The 709-page chargesheet was filed by Azad Maidan Police.
Activists, however, questioned the need for setting up the bridge inspection authority. Terming it as a “sham”, many alleged that BMC comes up with a new committee or authority after every big incident.
On Friday, at Maitri Apartments in Ghatkopar West, Siraj’s neighbour Maksood Khan said: “Had Zahid not pushed away his father, he too would have died. He survived because the slabs that fell were a little ahead of him.”