BENGALURU: A city court on Saturday issued arrest warrants against three management representatives of Ramky Infrastructure, including an assistant general manager, in the case related to the deaths of three people in a manhole on Monday last.
The city police have named the management representatives of the Hyderabad-based infrastructure company as accused in the case.
A case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder (IPC Section 304) was registered against Ramky and BWSSB officials. Having obtained the court’s permission, the Byappanahalli police also booked a case under Section 8 of the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013.
A police source said, “In the updated FIR copy, names of three people have been mentioned -- Anjaneyalu, Babu Reddy and another management representative of Ramky.”
DCP (East) Ajay Hillori confirmed that arrest warrants have been issued against three people. He said, “The key accused in the case is Babu Reddy, Assistant General Manager of Ramky. He looked after the company’s operations in and around Bengaluru.”
Police said, “BWSSB had mentioned that the works were being carried out by Ramky Infrastructure Ltd, who had not informed BWSSB officials about the incident.”
Additional Commissioner of Police (East) Hemant Nimbalkar said, “Arrest warrants have been issued against the management representatives and people who are supposed to supervise the work.”
Anjaneya Reddy (34), Dantha Yarrayya (35) and Thatta Thavitayya (40) died inside a manhole on Monday midnight in C V Raman Nagar. Reddy worked as a supervisor for Ramky Infrastructure Ltd. Yarrayya and Thavitayya were labourers. All hailed from Andhra Pradesh.