Kamala Mills fire: Absconding pub owners of ‘1 Above’ Jignesh and Kripesh Sanghvi arrested in Mumbai

Kamala Mills fire: Jigar Sanghvi and Kripesh Sanghvi have been booked for a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

| Mumbai | Updated: January 11, 2018 12:16 am
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The Mumbai Police on Wednesday arrested Jigar Sanghvi and Kripesh Sanghvi, two of the three owners of the pub, 1 Above in connection with the Kamala Mills fire that claimed 14 lives on the night of December 29.

Sangvi brothers — Jigar and Kripesh — were nabbed from western suburbs of Mumbai by the police while the duo was trying to flee the city. The two will be put soon put under official arrest.

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The two have been booked for a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

The arrest comes a day after the police on Tuesday also arrested — under Section 216 of the Indian Penal Code (harbouring offender who has escaped from custody or whose apprehension has been ordered) — hotelier and alleged cricket bookie Vishal Karia after reportedly finding an Audi car belonging to wanted to accused Abhijeet Mankar, the co-owner of 1Above, at his residence. Also Read | Kamala Mills fire: 1 Above managers sent to custody till Jan 22

The third owner of 1Above, Abhijeet Mankar is still at large and evading arrest by the police.


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  1. Sam Venkat Raman
    Jan 11, 2018 at 2:02 am
    State of Maharashtra and its Ministry is a disgrace to INDIA. It earns revenue from brothels (red light district where thousands of workers spread STD, AIDS), dance bars (where half nude girls dance, where liquor flows in plenty) beside corruption, money laundering, building collapses, garbage dumps and child exploitation. For all the EVILS of Mumbai...mother Nature, air pollution and perhaps floods (excessive rain) will give its verdict one day. Visit the famous Mahatma Gandhi...Road in Fort area where drugs, pros ution, bars, roam the street. FIRE deaths...is just a small fry. I had lived in this ugly City of India when it had some values. A SIN CITY..today..!
    1. Johnny Sack
      Jan 11, 2018 at 12:48 am
      what about the officials who permitted and gave the license to the bar and deemed it to be safe? will they not be punished? in india , they always go for cure not prevention.