Mumbai Police on Friday arrested Ramzan Sheikh, the contractor who constructed the building in Malvani which collapsed on Wednesday night, killing at least 11 people. The police has also booked building owner Rafeeq Siddiqui in the case. The arrest was done as they made changes in the structure, those changes affected the structural integrity of the house and ultimately resulted in the collapse."
Mumbai police said it will register a case under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the owner of the residential structure.
At least 11 people, including eight minors, lost their lives after the residential building collapsed.
As many as 18 people have been rescued safely, while seven were injured in the incident.
As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the collapse engulfed a nearby residential structure. It also affected another residential structure in the area that is now in a "dangerous condition". The building, which is in dangerous condition has been evacuated.
Maharashtra government on Thursday announced compensation of 5 lakh to the kin of the deceased in the collapse of a residential structure in New Collector compound, Malad West of Mumbai late on Wednesday night.
Maharashtra: Mumbai Police has arrested Ramzan Sheikh, the contractor who constructed the building in Malvani which collapsed on Wednesday night, killing at least 11 people— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2021
The police has booked building owner Rafeeq Siddiqui