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Special Investigation Team to probe Chennai building collapse

Sunday, 6 July 2014 - 11:20am IST | Place: Chennai | Agency: PTI

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Close on the heels of ordering a judicial probe into the Porur building collapse which claimed 61 lives, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday announced the setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the matter.

"Under the supervision of the Commissioner of Police, a SIT will be set up comprising of experts in engineering and architecture. The team will be headed by a Joint Commissioner of Police," she said in a statement.

The SIT will get assistance from experts from the Indian Institute of Technology, Public Works Department, the Anna University and other varsities in the probe into the collapse of 11-storey under construction building that also left 27 injured, the statement said.

The police have already registered a case and arrested six persons in connection with the incident that occurred on June 28, 2014.

The government has already announced a one man commission probe headed by Justice (retd) R Raghupathy. 

Also read: Building collapse: Death toll rises to 61, rescue operations may end

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