Owner, operator of Battagram chairlift arrested
By News Desk
August 23, 2023 05:45 PM
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police Wednesday arrested the owner and operator of a Battagram chairlift which became stranded high over a remote ravine on Tuesday morning, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Eight people, including schoolchildren who got trapped in a disabled cable car dangling high above a valley in Pakistan’s Battagram, returned safely to the ground Tuesday after military commandos staged a daring and delicate rescue using helicopters and a makeshift chairlift.
Pakistan Army Aviation officers, Special Service Group (SSG) commandos and locals successfully pulled out all school students and teacher trapped in the chairlift in Battagram.
Taking action, the KP police arrested the owner and operator of the cable car being used for transportation across rivers.
Among those arrested are owner Gul Zareen and operator Ijaz.
The arrest came after a case was registered against them in Shamlai Police Station.
Meanwhile, police have sealed the control room of the cable car.
There were also revelations of administrative negligence as the said cable car was being operated sans NOC for six years.