- 3 owners of Mumbai pub, where 14 people were killed in fire, arrested
- Owners of roof-top pub, 1 Above, were missing for nearly 2 weeks
- The 1Above pub owners have alleged a conspiracy against them
The pub is run by three partners - Kripesh Sanghavi, Jigar Sanghavi and Abhijeet Mankar. The Sanghavis were arrested late on Wednesday and Abhijeet Mankar, who was on the run, was arrested this morning. A case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder has been registered against them.
On Tuesday, Vishal Karya, a known face in Mumbai's social circles was arrested for allegedly helping Abhijeet Mankar evade arrest.
The owners of 1Above roof-top pub had written to the President, Prime Minister, Chief Minister, Mumbai Police Commissioner and the chief of the city's civic body, demanding that the matter be investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Alleging a conspiracy against them, they accused the police of "destroying the evidence on site and making false reports".
Last week, Yug Pathak, the son of a retired IPS officer and one of the owners of the Mojo's Bistro pub, was arrested and sent to five-day police custody.
Most of the people who died were patrons of 1Above. Their bodies were found piled up inside the toilet. They had gone there to escape the flames, but died of suffocation.
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