The agriculture production commissioner R P Singh-led panel, which submitted a report to the government on Thursday, found the flyover’s beams constructed in between the columns were not tied with “cross beams”.
According to police, staff of the Sigra police station registered an FIR against the Pariyojana Prabandhak of the UPSBC on February 19 under IPC sections relating to public nuisance and danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation.
The deadly flyover collapse in Varanasi on Tuesday claimed eighteen lives while several others were injured. The incident took place after a portion of an under construction flyover collapsed near Cantonment railway station in Varanasi.
The police have registered an FIR over Tuesday's flyover collapse against officials of the Uttar Pradesh State Bridge Corporation Ltd, a government-run entity that has faced criticism also in the past over the standard of its work.
The tragic flyover collapse in Varanasi, the high-profile Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has posed a big question mark on the standard of works carried out by the UP Bridge Corporation in the recent past.
"If the previous Left Front government had indulged in corruption, then why didn't the TMC government stop it after coming to power? It seems a competition on corruption was on between the two," Naqvi told reporters
Three more bodies were recovered from under the debris of the flyover that collapsed on to vehicles and street vendors here, taking the toll to 24 even as five officials of the firm that was building the structure have been detained.