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Kamala Mills fire: Co-owner of Mojo’s Bistro arrested after more than a week on the run

39-year-old Yug Tuli surrendered to Mumbai police on Tuesday morning; all owners of Mojo’s and 1 Above finally arrested

mumbai Updated: Jan 16, 2018 23:40 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Mojo’s Bistro,1Above pub,Mumbai Police
Yug Tuli (right), co-owner of Mojo’s Bistro, outside NM Joshi Marg police station on Tuesday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)

Yug Tuli, 39, co-owner of Mojo’s Bistro, located inside Kamala Mills compound, was arrested by the NM Joshi Marg police after he surrendered himself on Tuesday morning.

Tuli had been on the run along with his newly wedded wife for more than a week.

Police sources said his lawyers communicated to investigators that he was willing to give himself up.

He was spotted at Hyderabad airport last Thursday, the police said, but he had not boarded a flight and disappeared by the time the police reached the spot.

The police had formed three teams to track him down.

Tuli is the co-owner of Mojo’s Bistro, along with Yug Pathak, son of retired director general of police and former Pune police commissioner KK Pathak.

Pathak was arrested in the first week of January after the fire brigade, in a report, said that the blaze at Kamala Mills compound that killed 14 people and injured 55 others had originated at Mojo’s and then spread to the restaurant, 1 Above.

Last Thursday, the owners of 1 Above, Abhijeet Mankar, and brothers Kripesh Sanghavi and Jigar Sanghavi were arrested from Bandra. They, too, had managed to evade the police for a while. Hotelier Vishal Kariya, who was arrested for sheltering the three accused at his home in Juhu, was granted bail by the high court on Monday.

First Published: Jan 16, 2018 08:48 IST