Greater Noida building collapse: Building collapsed due to bad quality of material used in construction says police FIR

The building collapsed like a matchbox. Rescue efforts are taking time since we cannot use heavy machinery to clear the rubble for fear of harming trapped victims, says NDRF commandant

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Greater Noida: Probing the collapse of two building, Greater Noida police have registered an FIR against the contractors, sub-contractors, builders, property dealers and architect naming 21 people as accused under the relevant sections of the IPC and Criminal Laws.

According to the FIR, construction of the property at Khasra number 5, Shahberi had been carried out by GK Homes. The FIR states that the builder knowingly used bad quality material which may result in death, they said building were constructed with bad quality of material , due to which it collapsed. Innocent people have been killed due to this,” the FIR said.

It added that the builders had been warned by authorities at frequent intervals – but they did not ceased the construction.

Building constructed a year ago

One of the buildings was constructed a year ago and flats in it were up for sale. Only one family, which includes a one-year-old toddler, had moved so far – on July 14. The under-construction building was occupied by labours.

Police said four people have been arrested so far, including builders and property dealers Dinesh, Sanjeev Kumar and a man who owned land in the area, Shanker Dwivedi.

District Magistrate BN Singh has ordered a magisterial inquiry to ascertain the reason for the collapse, with a report sought in 15 days.

NDRF commandant PK Srivastava, who led the rescue operations said, “The building collapsed like a matchbox. Rescue efforts are taking time since we cannot use heavy machinery to clear the rubble for fear of harming trapped victims.

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