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‘Absent’ diary delays Chinese techies’ bail

india Updated: Jan 14, 2010 00:27 IST
Ejaz Kaiser

After the police failed to produce a case diary during the hearing on the bail plea moved by three Chinese techies on Wednesday, the court fixed the next hearing for January 18.

The district and session judge ML Katulakar hearing the case in Korba was annoyed at the failure of the district administration and police to produce the case diary during the court proceeding.

“The court expressed its unhappiness and had issued notices to the district collector and SP directing them to make available the case diary on January 18 failing which it would be deemed as contempt of the court,” BK Shukla, counsel appearing for the Chinese employees told HT.

The three employees of Shandong Electric Power Construction Corporation (Sepco) — project incharge Wu Chunnan, two civil engineers Wang Weiqing and Liu Gaokuan — were arrested on Monday in connection with a chimney collapse that killed 45 workers in Korba, Chhattisgarh, last September. Sepco was given the contract of 1200 MW-power project of Balco.

Korba SP Ratanlal Dangi said the police diary was sent to the assembly on Wednesday as questions on Balco mishap were slated to be taken up. “We will produce it before the court on the next date,” the SP said.

The Chhattisgarh Assembly on Wednesday witnessed stormy scenes over Balco industrial accident when the opposition Congress Party demanded impartial inquiry into the mishap.