press trust of india
Thane, 12 November
Twenty accused in the Shil-Phata building collapse in Mumbra this year, have been remanded to judicial custody till 2 December by a local court here.
Thane Sessions Judge M C Khadke sent them to judicial custody yesterday after being produced in a packed court room, with onlookers and the kin of 74, who lost their lives in the fatal collapse in April at Shil-Daighar.
Also, the hearing in the bail application moved by arrested accused Ramesh Inamdar (civic engineer) was posted to 25 November.
Those chargesheeted in the case include civic officials DMC Deepak Chavan, DMC Srikant Sarmokdam, AMC Babasaheb Andale, AMC Shyam Thorbole; engineers Ramesh Inamdar, Subash Rawal; NCP corporator Hira Patil; builders Abdul Salim Aziz Siddiqui and Jamil Ahmed Jalaluddin Shaikh; police constable Jehangir Umarali Sayyed, middlemen, material suppliers and collection agents.
A total of 23 accused were arrested in connection with the case, while four more are still at large. On 4 April, a seven-storey building collapsed at Shil-Phata near Mumbra which claimed 74 lives and left 60 injured.