Sambalpur, Feb 12:
Northern Range Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Pramod Meherda today began the probe into the reason for the boat tragedy in the Hirakud Dam reservoir on Sunday in which 31 people died.
On Tuesday, Meherda had told reporters that he will look into all posible angles during his inquiry. He had said passenger security, matters pertaining to licensing of boats and the role of the Water Resource department will be taken into account during the probe.
Meanwhile, the Hirakud police today suo moto lodged FIRs against the boat owner Satya Pandey and its boatman, both of whom are absconding.
Rescue and search operations were closed Tuesday after the last body was fished out from the reservoir.