Crane operator, helper among 9 arrested in Uttara girder crash

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Dhaka, Aug 17: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested nine people in connection with the incident that left five people dead and two others injured after a segment of a box girder of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project fell from a crane on a private car in Dhaka’s Uttara on August 15, 2022.

Crane operator, helper, and security personnel of the contractor company engaged for security in the project are among the arrestees, Khandaker Al Moin, Rab’s Legal and Media wing director told reporters on Wednesday.

They were arrested from various parts of Dhaka, Gazipur, Sirajganj, and Bagerhat, the RAB official added.

On Tuesday, Afran Mondal Babu, brother of two victims – Fahima Begum and Jharna Begum, filed a case with Uttara West Police Station against five people, including the concerned officials of China Gezhouba Group Co Ltd, the contractor firm, and the crane operator.