Kamala Mills Fire: Bombay High Court extends the submission date of Inquiry Committee Report

The Inquiry Committee had started working from April and by August 31, the committee was supposed to submit its report to the court. A total of 124 people were affected by the Kamala Mills fire, of which 55 were injured and 14 lost their lives.

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On December 29, 2017, a massive fire broke out in Kamala Mills at 1Above club where 14 people lost their lives. In respect to which, the report by Inquiry Committee was supposed to be submitted by August 31 in the Bombay High Court. However, the court has provided the committee with an extension and has asked them to submit the report by September 10.

After the incident, former IPS officer Julio Ribeiro filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Bombay High Court. In response to the PIL, the court formed a committee under the headship of former Chief Justice A.V. Sawant in April. It was revealed that the club was illegal and was razed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). They had served notices as well but the officials of 1Above club ignored it.

This committee has to conduct an in-depth inquiry of the fire and will also make recommendations about the measures to be taken to prevent incidents of fire in restaurants and hotels.

The committee had started working from April and by August 31, the committee was supposed to submit its report to the court. However, the court has extended the deadline till September 10 to submit the report. Thus, the next hearing on the petition has been pushed to September 17. 

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