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Assistant Commissioner among three detained in Thane building collapse

Suspended Deputy Municipal Commissioner Deepak Chavan was also arrested.

Written by PTI | Thane | Published: April 7, 2013 10:53:45 am

Three persons,including an assistant municipal commissioner and a NCP corporator,have been detained in connection with the building collapse in Thane district claiming 74 lives,police sources said today.

Those detained since last night are – Assistant Municipal Commissioner Babasaheb Andale,police constable S Sayeed and NCP Corporator representing the ward,Hira Patil,they said.

Yesterday,police had arrested developers – Jamil Qureshi and Salim Shaikh – involved in the construction of the illegal seven-storey building,which collapsed in Thane district on Thursday.

Suspended Deputy Municipal Commissioner Deepak Chavan was also arrested in connection with the building collapse case yesterday,police said.

The two builders have been arrested under relevant sections of IPC,including sections 304(A) (causing death by negligence),337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others),police said.

Civic authorities yesterday pulled down some godowns in the vicinity and two more such illegal buildings which had come up near the ill-fated building at Shil Phata area in Mumbra township of Thane district that crashed on Thursday.

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