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Mumbra building collapse: another civic official held

Pratik Salunke, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, April 25, 2013
First Published: 01:03 IST(25/4/2013) | Last Updated: 01:05 IST(25/4/2013)

The Thane crime branch on Wednesday arrested a deputy municipal commissioner (DMC) with the Thane Municipal Corporation in connection with the Mumbra building collapse. Twenty-one persons, including another DMC, have already been arrested in the case.

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Shrikant Rajram Sarmok-adam, 57, had received bribe to allow construction of the building, police said. His name was found on the list of recipients of bribe in the builders' diary, a senior crime branch officer told HT.

On April 4, a seven-storeyed illegal building had collapsed at Shil-Phata killing 74 people and injuring 64 others.


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