Kamala Mills Fire: Owners of 'One above' restaurant Jigar Sanghvi, Kripesh Sanghvi, Abhijeet Mankar arrested

11 January 2018, 09:44 AM

Jigar Sanghvi and Kripesh Sanghvi, ‘One Above’ pub co-owners wanted in connection with the December 29 Kamala Mills fire that claimed 14 lives, were arrested on Wednesday, police said.

The Sanghvi brothers, who were on the run since the incident, were arrested from the Andheri area here, additional commissioner of police S Jaikumar told PTI.

The police had arrested Vishal Kariya, a hotelier, for allegedly giving shelter to the Sanghvi brothers and Abhijeet Mankar—owners of the ‘1 Above’ pub on Tuesday.

The trio have been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and other offences under the Indian Penal Code. Police had also announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for information about their whereabouts. Mankar was still absconding. On December 29, fire had swept through the ‘1 Above’ and adjacent Mojo’s Bistro resto pub in Kamala Mills compound in central Mumbai, resulting in the death of 14 people.

On Thursday morning, Abhijeet Mankar, the third owner of the restaurant was arrested from Marine Lines. The 30-year-old hotelier was on the run along with co-owners of the pub, Kripesh and Jigar, since the day of the incident.

“Our team arrested owner of the 1 Above pub, Abhijeet Mankar, from Marine Lines in the early hours,” Ahmed Pathan, Senior Police Inspector, N M Joshi Marg Police Station told PTI.

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"During the interrogation of the duo, we got the information about Mankar’s whereabouts and apprehended him from Marine Lines," Pathan said.

“Now our teams are in search of Yug Tulli, owner of Mojo’s Bistro pub, who is also on the run,” another police official said.

"Tulli was spotted at Hyderabad airport on Tuesday, but was unable to fly. He later disappeared from the spot. Our teams are trying to trace him in Hyderabad," he said.

“The hearing on Tulli’s anticipatory bail application is scheduled today, following which further action will be decided according to the orders of the court,” he said.

All the arrested accused will be produced before the Bhoiwada Court on Thursday afternoon, the official added.

According to police, the action was taken on the basis of Fire Brigade report, which said the fire broke out from Mojo’s Bistro and spread to 1 Above. The sections of culpable homicide not amounting to murder were added against the owners of Mojo’s Bistro, they said.

On December 29, fire had swept through 1 Above and adjacent Mojo’s Bistro resto pub in Kamala Mills compound in central Mumbai, resulting in the death of 14 people.

First Published: Thursday, January 11, 2018 06:39 AM
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