Kamala Mills Tragedy: Owners of ‘1 Above’ pub sent to police custody till Jan 17

Mumbai, Jan 11: Three owners of ‘1 Above’ pub (Jigar Sanghvi, Kripesh Sanghvi and Abhijeet Mankar) has been sent to police custody till January 17 by Bhoiwada Court on Thursday. 

Earlier in a day, the owner of ‘1 Above’ resto bar, absconding Abhijeet Mankar was arrested by police  in connection with the massive fire in Kamala Mills which claimed 14  lives.

Mankar had been absconding since the incident took place.

Later in a day, Maharashtra government appointed advocate Prakash Shetty as Special Public Prosecutor for the case.

On Wednesday, two other absconding owners of the restaurant, brothers Jigar Sanghvi and Kripesh Sanghvi were nabbed on the information provided by a Juhu-based hotelier Vishal Kariya, who was arrested the same day for sheltering the duo along with Mankar, news agency ANI reported.

The police had also recovered a car of accused Mankar from his Juhu residence. Kariya (42), who was then detained for questioning.

During the interrogation, the hotelier revealed that he sheltered the trio at his residence.

Kariya had been booked under Section 216 of the Indian Penal Code.

On January 6, ‘1 Above’ was found to have flouted the fire safety measures issued by the Mumbai Fire Brigade, which led to the fire on December 29.

Yug Pathak, one of the owners of Mojo’s Bistro and the son of former Pune police commissioner K K Pathak, has also been held in the case.


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