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Mahim building collapse: Probe handed over to crime branch

mumbai Updated: Aug 07, 2013 09:13 IST
HT Correspondent

The probe into the collapse of Aftab Manzil in Mahim has been handed over to the Mumbai crime branch on August 2, the state government informed the Bombay high court (HC) on Tuesday.

The building had collapsed on June 10, claiming 11 lives.

Meanwhile, taking note of the prima facie evidence against BMC sub-engineer Digambar Satam in the case, justice Rekha Sondur-Baldota refused to grant him anticipatory bail.

Satam and junior engineer Pravin Rane had inspected the structure in November 2008 and submitted a report stating that no additional alterations were carried out.

The inspection was carried out after lawyer Rizwan Merchant filed a complaint about the illegal alterations on the ground floor of the building on November 10 2008.

The court had earlier rejected Rane’s anticipatory bail application.

Satam can, however, move the Supreme Court as the order has been stayed.

The applications filed by the state government and Merchant seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted to landlord Irfan Furniturewala and the assistant engineer of the BMC and the owner of the ground floor showroom and basement will be heard on Wednesday.