MUMBAI: The absconding owners of 1 Above restaurant Jigar Sanghvi, Kripesh Sanghvi and Abhijeet Mankar have been arrested by the Mumbai Police in connection with the Kamala Mills Compound fire tragedy.
The Sanghvis and their partner Abhijeet Mankar had gone underground after police charged them with culpable homicide.
Earlier, the police on Saturday arrested Yug K Pathak, the son of a retired DGP-rank IPS officer and the co-owner of The Mojo's Bistro, where 14 people were killed in a fire on December 29.
Prior to Pathak's arrest, two managers of '1 Above' pub Kevin Bawa and Lisbon Lopez were also arrested in connection with the fire tragedy.
Meanwhile, the police on Thursday seized a car of one of Mojo's Bistro owners Yug Tuli from his grandfather's house in Hyderabad. Tuli is one of the owners of Mojo's Bistro, the pub where the deadly December 29 fire broke out. On Wednesday, a CCTV grab showed him along with his wife at the Hyderabad airport.
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An offence of culpable homicide not amounting to murder under sections 304, 337, 338, 34 of the Indian Penal Code was registered against the three owners of '1 Above' at the NM Joshi Marg police station following the incident.
Earlier on December 31, the police arrested two relatives of the absconding Sanghavi duo - uncle Rakesh Sanghavi and cousin Aditya Sanghavi - for giving shelter to the co-owners of 1Above pub, Kripesh Sanghavi and Jigar Sanghavi, against whom a reward was announced.
The uncle-cousin (Rakesh Sanghavi and Aditya Sanghavi) were produced before the Bhoiwada Court and released on a bail of Rs 25,000.
Mumbai's fire department, in its report, said that a lit charcoal used in a hookah at Mojo's Bistro Restaurant caused the blaze, which then spread to '1 Above' pub.
The department further claimed that Mojo's Bistro pub could not produce the required documents required to run a pub.
Juhu-based hotelier Vishal Kariya was arrested for sheltering three owners of 1 Above pub. The Mumbai Police have recovered a high-end car of accused Abhijeet Mankar from the Juhu residence of Kariya and picked him up for questioning.