Criminal case against private boat owner

rp_vijayawada-300x157.jpgThe Vijayawada Ibrahimpatnam police registered criminal cases against the private boat owner of River Boating and Adventures Partners .

The boat capsized at Ferry ghat in Krishna river killing 19 people . The boat was brought into the river without permits, and the tourists were taken for the water ride without lifejackets. It is a major fault of not taking proper measures, including limiting the passengers capacity and not life jackets.

The police have officially registered a FIR on owners Neelam Seshagiri Rao, Gedela Srinu, Vijay Muri Vijayasarathi and Chitti.

The Tourist Officer was seen directing the boat operator to stop operations. The boat capsized due to overcrowding was operating without license and had no life jackets.