Special Correspondent

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government has ordered an inquiry by the Crime Branch into the boat tragedy at Thekkady.

The Kottayam unit of the Crime Branch will be conducting the inquiry.

The case registered by the local police will be transferred to the unit for further inquiry, official sources here said.

(The Crime Branch has since begun the probe.)

The Crime Branch would inquire whether there was overloading or any other irregularity regarding the operation of the boat.