CBI Interrogates Indian 2 Director Shankar Shanmugham For Two Hours

Imran Asif Fazal |Feb 29, 2020

The investigations of crane collapse on sets of Indian 2 has been handed over to CBI by the Tamil Nadu police.

In a tragic incident, three people lost their lives on the set of film Indian 2. Over ten people were injured in an accident after a crane collapsed on the sets. The film has been directed by Shankar Shanmugham. The film starring actor Kamal Haasan is now under the lens of Criminal Bureau Of Investigations (CBI). Now the filmmakers are being interrogated by the investigative agency for the mishap.

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Crane collapse killed 3 workers and injured more than ten persons on the sets of Indian 2.

Shankar Shanmugham, director of the film was interrogated for two hours by the CBI over the accident. As of now the shooting has been stalled until the investigations are completed. The Tamil Nadu police had summoned Haasan and Shankar for investigations. The Tamil Nadu police had stated that during the accident, Kamal Haasan was on the sets of Indian 2. Shankar Shanmugham was asked to visit officers at CBI office in  Vepery in Chennai. However,it is not clear what was the line of interrogation.

In a statement given by the director, he said that he missed the crane by a whisker and gave his condolences to the family members of the deceased. He also said that it would have been better if the crane would have fallen over him. He is now co-operating with the police for the investigations and has said that all possible help will be given to the injured and deceased people.

The Tamil Nadu police has booked the production house in lieu of the crane accident. Reportedly, Lyca Productions has been booked under sections 287 (Negligent conduct with respect to machinery), 337 (Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), and 304A (Causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code. However, actor Kamal Haasan blamed Lyca Productions for their negligent act and questioned their safety and security measures. He also demanded that the deceased workers be given Rs 1 crore. The production house releaed a statement and said that Rs 2 crore will be given to family members.

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