Thane, Jan 29 (PTI) A prosecution witness in the 2013 Shil-Daighar building collapse case today told a local court that illegal constructions were rampant in the premises and officials of the civic body were informed about it.Also Read - Over 5 Injured As Pillar Of Under-Construction Metro Bridge Collapses In Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi

The witness Sharad Patil deposed before District Judge V V Bambarde, who is hearing the case. Also Read - Maharashtra: Thane Municipality Imposes Fresh Curbs, Restricts Unvaccinated Passengers From Using Public Buses | Check Details

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Patil informed the court that he had repeatedly brought to the notice of the senior officials of the Thane Municipal Corporation about the rampant illegal constructions in the Lucky Compound premise located in the Shil-Daighar area.

The officials, however, did not respond, Patil told the judge.

The main witness in the case told the court last week that he had warned the civic authorities about the impending danger due to the construction of substandard and unauthorised structure.

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