Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Sambalpur, Apr 29:
The RDC report on the February 9 boat tragedy in Hirakud in Odisha’s Sambalpur district has finally been submitted to the Home department on Monday night, sources said.
RDC Dr PK Meherda, who was assigned the task of conducting an administrative probe into the tragedy that claimed 31 lives, submitted a 22-page report based on depositions by 51 persons including officials along with his own observations and recommendations, sources added.
It may be mentioned here that the state Home department, in a letter to the RDC onFebruary 19 had asked him to submit a report by April 19 on the cause of the mishap, people responsible for the mishap and measures to prevent such recurrences in future.
However, the report was delayed for varied administrative reasons including the twin elections in the state, sources said.