Koramangala building accident: Police hunt for landowner

Koramangala building accident: Police hunt for landowner

Koramangala building accident: Police hunt for landowner

The police have launched a manhunt for Zubair Ahmed, who had taken up unauthorised construction of a shopping complex in Koramangala 7th block where three workers were buried alive after a mud wall caved in on them on Saturday evening.

“We are looking out for Zubair Ahmed, who is absconding. We are also verifying if he had obtained permission from competent authority to construct the building,” DCP (Southeast) Dr Boralingaiah told Deccan Herald.

Meanwhile, BBMP officials said that they will cancel the licence of building contractor and not allow any construction work at the site.

A senior Palike official, on the condition of anonymity, told Deccan Herald that the safety measures were not in place during construction and hence the accident took place. He added that the builder will be told to pay compensation to the kin of the deceased workers.

Three workers Ishrafir Moor Salim (26), Rukchand Mannaz Sheik (24), both natives of Bejpada village in Murshidabad district of  West Bengal, and Shivaling (55), a resident of KR Garden in Koramangala, were buried alive when a mud wall caved in on them at the construction site.

Alamgir Shiekh (26), also from Bejpada village, has sustained injuries in the accident. 

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