Kamala Mills Fire: Owners of 1Above, Abhijeet Mankar, Jigar and Kripesh Sanghvi, arrested by Mumbai Police
The absconding accused owners of 1Above, Jigar Sanghvi and Kripesh Sanghvi, were nabbed by Mumbai Police on December 10. The duo has been accused of running their restaurant illegally where the fire broke out in the last week of December, killing and injuring many people.
As the city was preparing to celebrate one of the most awaited festive seasons, it was brought to a stand-still when a fire broke out at Mumbai’s popular Kamala Mills compound. Around 14 lost their lives and many were injured in the fire that started at Mojo’s Bistro, eventually spreading to 1Above, and offices of news channels like Times Now, Mirror Now, Zoom TV and others.
Ever since then, Mumbai Police has been investigating the case and has been on the lookout for the owners of both Mojo’s Bistro and 1Above, who were running the place illegally without proper fire safety and documents. In a series of events over the last few days, Mumbai Police had finally arrested Yug Pathak, one of the owners of Mojo’s Bistro.
As per the latest development, Mumbai Live has also received information that both the Owners of 1Above, Jigar Sanghvi and Kripesh Sanghvi have been arrested in Bandra, Mumbai. Talking about the same, DCP PRO Deepak Devraj has confirmed that both the accused have been arrested. An FIR will soon be registered against them. Further interrogation and investigations will be held to find out information about the concerned issue. Abhijeet Mankar was arrested from Marine Drive early on Thursday morning.
The duo has been absconding for a long time now and has been accused of illegally running the pub, which caught fire, that unfortunate night.
More information regarding the same is awaited. Stay tuned to Mumbai Live for further updates.