During the demolition of building were four people were killed in the incident The Chief Executive Engineer of Meerut Cantonment Board has been sent to a 14- day judicial custody.
The CEE Anuj Chowdhary however, pleaded through his lawyer that he was not present at the site when the incident took place last week.
The counsel of the victims however, observed that he could not absolve himself from the ill-planned demolition after which a court sent him to judicial custody.
He was arrested by the Meerut police late Saturday night.
The Cantt Board has meanwhile announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the victims’ families. The district administration has also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each.
One of the pillars of the building was taken down by the Cant’s demolition squad which tend to crumble the whole building down where the victims were dead under the depress.
Meanwhile, on the direction of Acting District Magistrate Dinesh Chand, City Magistrate Keshav Kumar has begun a magisterial enquiry the report of which has to be submitted within 15 days.