Nearly a month after an unauthorised building at Lucky Compound in Mumbra collapsed,the state government has issued orders to set up a one-man commission to probe the incident. The commission has been given seven-point terms of reference for the investigation.
On April 5,Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had announced that a commission would be set up to investigate the case.
Additional Chief Secretary (revenue department) Swadheen Kshatriya will conduct the inquiry, a senior state government official said. The commissions ambit includes finding the original owner of the land,whether the work on the building was legal,and to fix responsibility on officials who gave water and electricity connection.
The government has asked the committee to check whether flats in the building were registered and whether the civic authorities,forest department and police had received complaints against the building and if so,what action they had taken. Finally,it has been asked to recommend how such accidents can be avoided in the future. The time frame for the inquiry is three months.
Seventy-four people had died when the seven-storey unauthorised building in Shil Phata area near collapsed on April 4. Twenty-two people,including government officers,have been arrested in the case so far.