Mumbai Fire: 2 Booked, Fadnavis Asks For Enquiry


Mumbai: 14 people were killed and many others injured after a major fire broke out in a building in Kamala Mills Compound at Lower Parel in Mumbai early Friday.

The fire broke out shortly after midnight on the third floor of the four-storeyed building on Senapati Bapat Marg, the commercial hub of Mumbai. Police have booked Hitesh Sanghvi, Jigar Sanghvi and Abhijeet Manka of C Grade Hospitality, which manages the pub, along with others, under various charges including culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

They are also charged IPC sections 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).

In his tweet, Fadnavis said, “Disturbing to know about the loss of lives in unfortunate #KamalaMills fire incident in Mumbai.” “My thoughts are with the families who lost their loved ones and prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured,” he said in a series of tweet.

Fadnavis further said that BMC Commissioner has visited Kamala Mills in the midnight itself and has taken stock of the situation. Mumbai Police have booked the owner of the pub for negligence and other charges for the fire, suspected to be triggered by an electric short-circuit.

Earlier in the day, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed condolences over the deaths of at least 14 people in a massive blaze in a rooftop Mumbai pub.