The Thane crime branch on Monday arrested four more persons in connection with the Mumbra building collapse, taking the total number of arrests to 21.
Those arrested include photographer Vishnu Ghumre, 42, Nazerul Hasan Mehdi Asan Chowdhary, 42, Mohommad Malik, 37, and Abdul Hakim Mohommad Nazir Chowdhary- the three partners of builders of the ill-fated building, who were arrested earlier.
“The photographer worked in connivance with corrupt civic officials and builders. He worked as a double agent, clicking photographs of illegal buildings and also took money from builders,” said a senior crime branch officer. The accused were produced before a local court and have been remanded in police custody till April 20.
On April 4, the collapse of a seven-storey building in Shil Phata area of Mumbra claimed 74 lives and injured 64 others. The police are still on the lookout for more partners of the builders.