Mumbai blaze: Maharashtra human rights Comm seeks report from BMC

Mumbai blaze: Maharashtra human rights Comm seeks report from BMC

A week after the devastating fire at the Kamala Mills compound claimed 14 lives, the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) has sought a detailed report from BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

The MSHRC has tasked BMC Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta to prepare the report.

The  order follows  a complaint filed by activist Vivekanand Dayanand Gupta. The Commission has given time till January 29 to file the report.

On December 29, 2017, fire broke out at '1Above' and Mojo's Bistro fine dining restaurants at Trade Towers in the Kamala Mill compound at Lower Parel, killing 14 people, including 11 women.

Demolition drive

The fire paled the New Year eve and subsequent festivities in Mumbai as the BMC went into demolition mode and razed over 300 illegal extensions and structures in hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars across   Mumbai city and eastern and western suburbs. Illegal structures in several malls and shopping complexes were targeted by the special squad.

Look out notices were issued against brothers Hitesh Sanghvi and Jigar Sanghvi, besides Abhijeet Manka, the co-owners of '1 Above', which was run by C Grade Hospitality, as the fire is reported to have started there. The owners of Mojo's too have been booked.

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