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Kamala Mills blaze: Supplemental charge sheet filed against 2 accused

Two supplementary charge sheets were filed against two Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officers, who were arrested last month.

mumbai Updated: Apr 28, 2018 00:50 IST
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The Bombay high court on Friday rejected bail application of businessman Yug Tuli, a co-owner of Mojo’s Bistro restobar at Kamla Mills compound.(HT file photo)

The NM Joshi Marg police on Saturday filed a supplementary charge sheet against two Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officers, who were arrested last month in connection with Kamala Mill fire case.

The officers — Dinesh Y Mahale, sub-engineer, south ward, BMC, and Sandip S Shinde, assistant divisional fire officer, Worli division — were the last to be arrested in connection with the case for failing to follow procedure.

An officer, who is part of the investigating team, said that it was Shinde who forwarded the proposals of the two restaurants, seeking no-objection certificates (NOC) from the fire department, to superior officer Ravindra Patil. The NOCs were granted on the basis of these proposals. The proposals had been forwarded without an inspection of the premises, claimed the officer.

Meanwhile, Mahale has been charged for not acting upon the complaint against the illegal construction. The officer said that one of the organisations with an office in the same premises had complained against the restaurants.

“Mahale initially took action and demolished the illegal construction. However, he failed to act upon the subsequent complaints,” the officer said.

The charge sheet against the two is based on documentary evidence. The case has been committed to the sessions court, and will be clubbed with that of the other accused.

HC denies bail plea of Mojo’s Bistro co-owner Yug Tuli

The Bombay high court on Friday rejected bail application of businessman Yug Tuli, a co-owner of Mojo’s Bistro restobar at Kamla Mills compound, where 14 people lost their lives in the tragic fire on December 29.

Justice Ajey Gadkari pronounced the verdict on Tulli’s bail plea, saying the reasoning for rejecting the plea will be made available later.

29-year-old Tuli had surrendered before NM Joshi Marg police on January 16 after his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the sessions court.

Tuli, along with his partner, Yug Pathak, has been booked under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life and personal safety of others) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code.

First Published: Apr 27, 2018 15:35 IST