One-member committee to investigate mishap

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Apr 07, 2013 01:19 IST

While the state government has decided to appoint a single-member committee of additional chief secretary of revenue Swadhin Kshatriya to probe the Mumbra building collapse case. The committee will also recommend measures to the government to curb illegal construction.

Chief secretary JK Banthia said the committee would have to submit its report at the earliest, and that a notification of the appointment would be issued soon.

"Apart from investigating into the reasons of the building collapse, the committee is expected  to suggest measures to ensure water and electricity connections are not given to illegal buildings. It will also suggest action to be taken to prohibit illegal construction and illegal sale deeds," he said.

The government has also appointed another committee of Thane collector P Velarasu that will probe the ownership of the land on which the building was built. The forest department, the Thane Municipal Corporation and the tribal development department have been pointing fingers at each other over ownership of the land.


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