All three owners of Mumbai pub ‘1 Above’ have been arrested in connection with the December 29 Kamala Mills fire that claimed 14 lives, police said.
Kripesh Sanghvi and his brother Jigar Sanghvi on the run since the fire broke out -- were arrested from a hotel in Bandra late on Wednesday. The police had earlier arrested Vishal Kariya, a hotelier, for allegedly giving shelter to the Sanghvi brothers and Abhijeet Mankar owners of the ‘1 Above’ pub.
Mankar was arrested hours after the Sanghvi brothers were picked up by the police.
The three have been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and other offences under the Indian Penal Code.
The police tracked the mobile numbers the owners were using after Karia provided information to the police during questioning.
A fire broke out in Mojo’s Bistro and spread to the adjoining 1Above, also injuring 55 others.
While a co-owner of Moso Bistro, Yug Pathak is in jail, his partner Yug Tuli is still on the run.
The police have recorded the statements of at least 70 witnesses and staff members of both the restaurants, including the owner of Kamala Mills. “We are now investigating how the two restaurants managed to get the NOC from BMC for renovation,” said the officer.