Mumbai: One of the people accused in the Kamala Mills fire case, Yug Tulli, co-owner of Mojo’s Bistro, surrendered before Mumbai Police on Tuesday morning. Tuli was arrested for culpable homicide not amounting to murder in connection with the fire tragedy that claimed 14 lives.
He will be produced before a court later in the day. The 29-year-old co-owner of Mojo’s Bistro surrendered at the N M Joshi Marg police station, a day after a sessions court rejected his anticipatory bail application.
Tuli had been on the run – around the country – since his name was included in the FIR on January 6 as one of the people accused. A ‘look out notice’ had also been issued against him at all the airports in the country.
Mumbai police, which had been trailing him, missed him in Hyderabad just by 50 minutes. Seeking pre-arrest bail for his client, Tuli’s lawyer contended that the devastating fire at Kamala Mills on December 29 had erupted in from the adjoining 1Above pub. Therefore, the owners of Mojo’s Bistro could not be blamed for the tragedy, he argued.
However, the prosecution said that a report of the Mumbai Fire Brigade as well as eyewitnesses said the fire started at Mojo’s Bistro. In its preliminary probe report, the Fire Brigade said the blaze possibly started at Mojo’s Bistro due to flying charcoal embers from a hookah.