Fadnavis orders probe into Mumbai pub fire

TNN Bureau. Updated: 12/29/2017 2:46:19 PM

Mumbai, Dec 29 : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday ordered a depth probe in the major fire broke out at a pub at the Kamla Mills Compound here late Thursday night in which 15 people were killed and 23 others injured.

The fire broke out at 0030 hrs at the pub, located on the third floor of the Trade House Building in Kamala Mills compound on Senapati Bapat Marg in Lower Parel.

"Disturbing to know about the loss of lives in unfortunate Kamala Mills fire incident in Mumbai. My thoughts are with the families who lost their loved ones and prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured. Directed the BMC Commissioner to conduct an in-depth inquiry," Mr Fadnavis tweeted.

In another tweet, the Chief Minister said he has directed Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta to take strong action against erring officials immediately.

BJP MP Kirit Somaiya tweeted, "Fire at Pub at Kamala Mill Compound Mumbai I had urged CM & BMC Commissioner to Order Special Fire Audit of all such Pub, Hooka Parlours & Farsan Mart/Workshops of Mumbai. 2 week back similar type of fire at Farsan Workshop Sakinaka 1 dozen people had died."

"Understood that several such establishments at Kamla mills compound are illegal, part of which was regularised lately, the place where fire took place was illegal," he added.

He also attacked the Shiv Sena-controlled BMC for lapses on its part which led to the fire and demanded a complete fire-audit of all buildings in the city immediately.

Blaming the BMC for the fire, Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam said stringent action should be initiated against those were responsible for allowing the eateries despite rules being flouted.

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