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Building collapse: case against SBUT officials

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Police have registered a case of 'culpable homicide not amounting to murder' against unnamed officials of the Saifi Burhani Upliftment (SBUT) in connection with the collapse of a five-story building in south last month in which 33 people were killed.

"We registered a case against the officials of SBUT and others yesterday," said senior inspector Shirish Gaikwad of J J Marg police station.

"As the personal responsibility is yet to be fixed, we did not mention any names in the case," he said.

The case was registered under sections 304 (2) (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others).

Five-story Husaini Building on Pakmodia Street in Dongri area collapsed on August 31, killing 33 persons. Sixteen others were injured.

The dilapidated building, which was more than hundred years old, had been declared dangerous to live in.

SBUT is supposed to redevelop several buildings in the area under 'cluster redevelopment' scheme. It is alleged that the failed to get the building vacated in time despite getting permission to pull it down in March 2011.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 21:13 IST