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Kamala Mills, one year on: Parents of lone staffer who died resume work

Sarbajit’s body was found in a washroom with that of a guest an hour-and-a-half after the fire broke out in the wee hours on December 29.

Kamala Mills, one year on: Fire brigade’s integrated command and control system yet to take off

A source in BMC said the fire brigade issued a showcause notice to the contractor two weeks ago, demanding that the work be completed by December 26.

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Kamala Mills, one year on: As city skyline changes, firemen face new problems with outdated equipment

Fires in a highrise building or in an area surrounded by highrises often involve these ‘dark spots’ for radio signals, something that all firemen in Mumbai are worried about.

Mumbai: Caught between prevention, inspections, fire-fighting, fire brigade’s needs neglected

In the last three years, the Mumbai Fire Brigade has inspected only 6,142 buildings in Mumbai, issuing notices for violations to 3,026. Of these, only 36 cases have been taken up for prosecution under the Fire Prevention and Life Safety Measures Act, 2006.

Kamala Mills fire: HC committee recommends criminal action against BMC officials, restaurant owners

Kamala Mills fire: In addition, the committee has also recommended a full-fledged departmental inquiry against officers of the state industries and excise departments.

Kamala Mills blaze: Bombay HC grants bail to Fire officer 

Justice A S Gadkari took note of the argument of Patil's lawyer's that though he had granted the fire-safety certificate to "1Above", one of the two restaurants, he could not have known that the owners would later carry out structural changes on the premises, in violation of fire safety norms.

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Bail to Kamala Mills owners: Can’t be held liable for acts of restaurant owners, says Bombay HC

The owners were arrested after a BMC report stated that they were negligent about structural changes that led to customers at the bars being unable to escape when the fire broke out.

Bombay HC grants bail to owners of Kamala Mills Compound

Police said owners of Kamala Mills Compound were arrested after a BMC report said they were negligent about structural changes that led to the patrons in the bars being unable to escape when a fire broke out at 1Above and Mojo’s Bistro on December 29 last year.

Kamala mills fire: Bombay High Court rejects bail plea of Mojo’s Bistro co-owner Yug Tuli

On December 29 last year, a fire broke out at restro-bar Mojo’s Bristo and spread to the adjoining 1 Above. The inquiry concluded that flying embers from a coal stove used to illegally serve hookahs at Mojo’s Bistro led to the blaze.

Kamala Mills fire: Bombay HC rejects restaurateur's bail plea

A total of 14 persons have been arrested in the case and booked under various sections of the IPC, including those related to culpable homicide not amounting to murder and causing death by negligence.

Kamala Mills Fire Photos

Fire at Kamala Mills Compound in Mumbai: See latest pictures

Four fire engines and six fire tenders were rushed to the spot and trying to douse the fire.

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