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Kamala Mills fire: Two owners of 1 Above pub arrested

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

Two owners of the 1 Above were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the Mills fire that claimed the lives of 14 people last month.

Acting on a tip-off, the police arrested and at 11 p.m. on Wednesday from the city's Bandra area when they had gone to meet their

police said that they would be produced before the Bhoiwada on Thursday morning.

The police had, earlier, announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for the whereabouts of the 1 Above owners.

Jigar and Kripesh were arrested on the information provided by Juhu-based hotelier Vishal Kariya, who was arrested on Wednesday for sheltering the duo and another owner of the pub, Abhijeet Mankar.

The police have recovered a high-end car of accused Mankar, from the residence of Kariya (42), who was then picked up for questioning.

During the interrogation, the hotelier revealed that he sheltered the trio at his residence.

Kariya had been booked under Section 216 of the Indian Penal Code.

The Sanghvi brothers were absconding since December 29 when the fire swept through 1Above and adjacent Mojo's Bistro resto-in Mills compound in central

Yug Pathak, one of the owners of Mojo's Bistro and the son of former K K Pathak, was arrested on January 6 in the case.

Mankar is still at large. Police said further investigation is on.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 00:51 IST