Owner Gets Five-Day Police Custody After His Shop Caught Fire In Mumbai

The blaze erupted in the 'Bhanu farsan (snack) shop' in Makaria Compound on the Khairani Road around 4:25am yesterday following which the structure collapsed.

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Owner Gets Five-Day Police Custody After His Shop Caught Fire In Mumbai

12 people were charred to death in a massive fire in the shop (Representational)

Mumbai:  A Mumbai court on Tuesday remanded the owner of a snack shop, where 12 people were charred to death in a massive fire on Monday, to five-day police custody.

Ramesh Bhanushali, the owner of the shop in Sakinaka-Kurla area, was arrested late last night.

He was produced before a magistrate in suburban Andheri, who remanded him to police custody till December 24, a senior official attached to Sakinaka police station said.

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Bhanushali was booked under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 285 (negligent conduct with respect to fire) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code.

The blaze erupted in the 'Bhanu farsan (snack) shop' in Makaria Compound on the Khairani Road around 4:25am yesterday following which the structure collapsed.

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