The police on Saturday arrested Chairman National Highway Authority (NHA) Chaudhry Altaf, and two other senior officials after Additional District and Session Judge, West, Gulshan Ara Chandio rejected the interim Challan submitted by the investigation officer into the Shershah bridge collapse case, and ordered the arrest of the officials. However, former chairman NHA, Major General (Rtd) Farrukh Javed, and the project director of ECIL Company, which passed the architecture of the bridge, Mohammad Yousaf Barakzai, managed to flee from the court despite police presence. In the interim Challan, the investigation officer had submitted that no conclusive evidence had been found against the accused, and that the government of Pakistan had conceded no loss in the wake of the bridge collapse.