Mumbai, Jan 16: Co-owner of Mojo’s Bistro Yug Tuli, who had been absconding since a major fire broke out in Kamala Mills compound where 14 people died on December 29, has been placed under arrest after he surrendered on Tuesday morning. The police on Thursday claimed that Tuli had been spotted at the Hyderabad airport but by the time the police reached there, he had disappeared. Also Read - Watch | Rock Python Caught Under The Wheels of a Car in Mumbai, Freed By Rescue Workers
Earlier, the sessions court had refused to give interim protection from arrest to Tuli in connection with the Kamala Mills fire tragedy. Tuli had moved the anticipatory bail plea claiming that the report, that had been submitted by the fire department, is influenced and based only on social media posts. (Also Read: Mojo’s Bistro CCTV Cameras Were Non-Functional When Mishap Happened, Says Report) Also Read - Fire Breaks Out at Mumbai's Exchange Building That Houses NCB Office Probing Drug Angle in SSR Case
In the bail peas, Tuli said, “The fire authorities while relying upon unverified posts on social media, which were apparently systematically being posted and pushed by the friends of the absconding owners of 1Above Restaurant, terming them to be gospel truth, are trying to somehow portray that the fire originated from Mojo’s Bistro, which goes on to prove that the fire authorities somehow are making all efforts to save 1 Above.” (Also Read: ‘Woman Came Out With Flames on Her Both Hands’: Kamala Mills Fire Eyewitness Recounts Horror) Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Takes Dig at Maha Govt After Bhiwandi Building Collapse, Says ‘Entire State is Collapsing’
On January 11, owner of the ‘1Above’ pub Abhijeet Mankar, Kripesh Sanghavi and Jigar Sanghavi were arrested in Andheri, Mumbai. “Our team arrested the owner of the 1Above pub, Abhijeet Mankar, from Marine Lines in the early hours,” Ahmed Pathan, Senior Police Inspector, N M Joshi Marg Police Station told PTI. Earlier, Juhu-based hotelier Vishal Kariya was arrested in connection with the Kamala Mills fire tragedy.
“We have arrested Kariya and have recovered accused Abhijeet Mankar’s car from his possession,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Virendra Mishra said after confirming the arrest Vikas Kariya. Sanghvi brothers and Mankar had been absconding for the last two weeks after a fire in a building in Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel.