Mumbai fire: Developer sent to police custody

ST Correspondent
Friday, 24 August 2018

Abdul Razak Ismail Supariwala, a landlord turned developer, has been arrested for culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the fire incident at Crystal Tower, Parel where four people died and 23 people were injured in the massive fire. He was produced before the court where the court sent him to police custody (PC) till August 27. 

Mumbai: Abdul Razak Ismail Supariwala, a landlord turned developer, has been arrested for culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the fire incident at Crystal Tower, Parel where four people died and 23 people were injured in the massive fire. He was produced before the court where the court sent him to police custody (PC) till August 27. 

The Bhoiwada police had registered a case against the accused Supariwala on Wednesday night and he was arrested later. He was charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder and endangering life or personal safety of others under the Indian Penal Code, along with relevant sections of the Maharashtra Fire Prevention and Life Safety Act.

The building was occupied by the residents without having received occupation certificate from the civic body. 
The civic body had in October 2016 issued a notice to the builder and 58 occupants to vacate the building within seven days, but it was challenged in the court and the matter is still sub-judice, the BMC said in a statement. 

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