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Hotelier arrested for 'sheltering' pub owners sent to police

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A today remanded a 42-year-old hotelier, arrested for allegedly sheltering the absconding accused in the Kamala Mills compound fire case, in police custody for eight days.

was arrested yesterday after questioning by officials of the station.

He was produced in a magistrate's in which sent him to police custody till January 17 for carrying forward the probe into the devastating fire that claimed 14 lives on December 29, a said.

Police have claimed that Karia sheltered Kripesh Sanghvi, Jigar Sanghvi and Abhijeet Mankar--owners of the 1 --at his residence in suburban Juhu after the fire incident. Police also recovered a high-end car belonging to Mankar from Karia's place.

Sanghvi brothers and Mankar have been absconding since December 29 when a massive blaze swept through 1 Above and the adjacent Mojo's Bistro resto pub in Kamala Mills compound in central

The trio have been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and other offences under the IPC. Police have also announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for information about their whereabouts.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 17:45 IST