The midnight blaze in a pub in Mumbai’s Kamala Mills which led to the death of 14 people and left 54 others injured has called for swift action by Mumbai's municipal authorities.
Maharashtra's Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ordered an inquiry into the incident, while five municipal officials were suspended as it emerged that the restaurant-pub One Above at the Trade House Building in the tony Kamala Mills Compound had been served notices in the past by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for alleged violations and even prosecuted for unauthorised construction and alterations.
The Assistant Municipal Commissioner of G-South Ward was transferred for lapses and negligence in allowing the eateries to operate there.
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# BMC demolishes illegal structures in at least 100 restaurant and pubs.
# BMC demolish illegal structures in Kamala Mills area. Entrance porch of Trade House building also demolished.
# Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to carry out a city-wide safety audit of fire-prone such places given permissions by the civic body.
# Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis orders BMC to demolish Illegal structures
# Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told reporters that five officials of civic body including health amd fire department have been suspended.
# Second FIR filed is based on BMC's complaint for several violations by Kamla Mills Owners and others for Maharashtra Regional Town Planning.
# Mumbai Police registers second FIR in KamalaMillsFire tragedy.
# BMC has lodged a complaint against two restaurant including Mojo pub in Kamala Mills Fire case under Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices (MRTP) violation act at NM Joshi Marg police station.
Investigation is underway, we are taking strict action against those who violated the rules: Additional Municipal Commissioner, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) #KamalaMills pic.twitter.com/wgIs3kdhhL— ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2017
#Civic chief Ajoy Mehta directed all deputy municipal commissioners and assistant municipal commissioners (ward officer) to carry out the inspections, focusing on illegal structures and fire safety violations, in the wake of the Kamala Mills fire.
# The Mumbai Police have booked Hratesh Sanghvi, Jigar Sanghvi and Abhijeet Manka of C Grade Hospitality, which manages the pub, along with others, under IPC sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), reports PTI.
# BMC carries out demolition drive against illegal structures in Kamala Mills compound in the wake of Thursday’s fire incident which claimed 14 lives.