Ad firm owner arrested, in magisterial custody

ST Correspondent
Friday, 12 October 2018

The advertisement company has blamed the railway administration for trying to dismantle the hoarding structure in a haphazard manner.

Pune: The owner of the advertising company, whose hoarding had collapsed at Juna Bazaar Chowk killing four persons and injuring 11 others on October 5, was arrested on Wednesday. The accused, Abdul Razak Mohammad Khalid Fakih, a resident of Koregaon Park, is the owner of Captions Outdoor Advertising Company.
 
He was arrested by Bund Garden police and produced before the court which remanded him to magisterial custody. The police had earlier arrested two employees of the Railway Engineering Department. They were also remanded in magisterial custody. They have been charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code.

Meanwhile, the company has blamed the railway administration for trying to dismantle the hoarding structure in a haphazard manner which resulted in the incident. 

Around 2 pm, when people were standing at the traffic signal, the iron structure fell on them. 
Two of the victims — Shyamrao Dhotre (48) and Shyamrao Kasar (70) — died on the spot while two others — Shivaji Paradeshi (40) and Javed Khan (45) — succumbed to their injuries while undergoing treatment at Sassoon Hospital.

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