Kamala Mills Fire: Accused Sanghvi Brothers of 1Above arrested in Mumbai

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New Delhi | Published: January 11, 2018 7:35:05 AM

Kamala Mills fire: Owners of resto-bar 1Above, Kripesh and Jigar Sanghvi, were arrested from Bandra on Wednesday.

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Days after Mumbai police arrested Yug Pathak, who is owners of the pub Mojo Bistro, in connection with the deadly Kamala Mills fire; owners of resto-bar 1Above, Kripesh and Jigar Sanghvi, were arrested from Bandra on Wednesday as per The Indian Express. The arrests come a day after hotelier and alleged cricket bookie, Vishal Kariya was detained. According to sources, the Sanghvi brothers were on their way to meet a lawyer when a police team from N M Joshi Marg took them in custody.

“The Sanghvi brothers, who were wanted in the blaze case, have been apprehended. The legal formalities will follow,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (law and order), Deven Bharti. “During interrogation, Kariya had revealed that he had advised the absconding accused to seek legal help from a prominent lawyer. Following the lead, a team was kept stationed near the lawyer’s residence. Between 11 pm and 11.30 pm on Wednesday, the two brothers were apprehended near Link Road in Bandra. The team was waiting in a car and after spotting the duo crossing the road, a few officials chased and caught them,” said another senior officer on condition of anonymity. The police are looking for the third partner, Abhijeet Mankar. “Mankar was not found with them but we are confident that we will get him soon. We suspect that the two brothers are aware of his whereabouts and their interrogation will help us get more leads on Mankar,” added Bharti.

Sources said the Sanghvis and Mankar landed at hotelier and alleged cricket bookie Vishal Kariya’s residence on December 29. Kariya, sources said, arranged for two vehicles and finances.

The Kamala Mills Fire was a horrific incident in which at least 15 people were killed and as many injured after a major fire engulfed a building in Kamala Mills Compound in Lower Parel, an official said. The fire broke out shortly after midnight on the third floor of the four-storeyed building on Senapati Bapat Marg, a commercial hub of the city, a civic official told PTI. “The cooling operations are underway. Some of the injured people are in critical condition,” the official said. Several fire tenders, water tankers, emergency ambulance and police personnel were rushed to the spot for the rescue operation. The injured were taken to the civic-run KEM and Sion hospitals.

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