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Kamala Mills: Hotelier held for sheltering 1 Above pub owners

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A hotelier was arrested today for allegedly sheltering at his suburban residence in three owners of 1 wanted in connection with the December 29 fire that claimed 14 lives, police said.

"Vishal Kariya, who owns hotels and pubs in the city, was placed under arrested after a team of picked him for questioning," of Police Akhilesh Mishra told

During investigation, it came to light that 42-year-old Kariya sheltered Kripesh Sanghvi, Jigar Sanghvi and Abhijeet Mankar-- the three owners of 1 Above pub-- at his residence, he said.

Police recovered a high-end car of Mankar, which was found parked at Kariya's place, he said.

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

station Ahmed Pathan said the trio were booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and other offences under various sections of the IPC.

The Police also announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for whereabouts about the accused trio, he said.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 21:50 IST