A magistrate court in Pune has issued non- bailable warrants (NBW) against six persons, including four builders, in connection with the Balewadi slab collapse incident. The builders are Arvind Premchan Jain (44) of Shivajinagar, Shravan Devkinanda Agarwal (45) of Pashan, Kailas Babulal Wani (48) of Erandwane, Shyamkant Jagannath Wani (52) of Shivajinagar. The other two persons are Pradip Janardan Kosumbkar (41) of Kothrud and Jansal Sudhir Parekh (47) of Aundh.
Nine labourers died and three were injured when an illegally constructed slab on the 13th floor of Park Xpress Joint Venture, an under-construction building in Balewadi, collapsed on June 29. Police arrested five persons in the case. As per a press release issued by the Pune city police on Thursday, the magistrate court issued NBW against six others booked in the case. A team of Chaturshringi police station, comprising two police inspectors and five sub inspectors, are carrying out searches for them.
Their anticipatory bail was rejected by the sessions court, last month. Later, they moved the High Court. However, Bombay High Court Judge Sadhana Jadhav recused herself from hearing their arguments. In her order, Justice Jadhav reportedly noted that the applicants tried to “influence” the court.