Owner, operator of Battagram chairlift arrested
Police also sealed the cable car’s control room.
BATTAGRAM: Police on Wednesday arrested the cable car operator and its owner over negligence which led to trapping of eight people including six students for 15 hours on Tuesday.
The trolly got stuck halfway when two of its wires snapped.
The army later started an operation to save the people on board the cable car and rescued one of the stranded people. Later, the rest were also brought to safety at night.
Meanwhile, the police also launched an investigation into the incident and sealed the cable car’s control room.
According to the Hazara division deputy inspector general of police, five counts related to negligence have been added to the first information report (FIR). He added that further investigators are underway in this regard.