Bhendi Bazaar building collapse: PIL seeks inquiry into delay in getting structure vacated
Kishore Sohoni, the petitioner, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had declared the structure dangerous and issued three notices since 2011mumbai Updated: Sep 08, 2017 14:56 IST
A Dombivli resident recently approached the Bombay high court, seeking an inquiry into the inaction of civic officials and the Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust, which is developing Bhendi Bazar, in getting Hussaini building in the area vacated.
The 117-year-old building collapsed at 8.30am on August 31, leaving 33 dead.
Kishore Sohoni, the petitioner, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had declared the structure dangerous and issued three notices since 2011.
In the PIL filed through advocate Sadhna Kumar, Sohoni said the Bombay high court has laid down guidelines for getting dilapidated and dangerous buildings vacated.
The Dombivli resident attributed the loss of life to the lackadaisical approach of the government officials concerned.
The petitioner sought a direction to the government to collect money from erring government officials and give it to the families of the deceased .