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No need for judicial inquiry in Kamala Mills fire: BMC to HC

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The (BMC) told the today that there was no need for judicial inquiry into the fire at two restaurants in Kamala Mills compound last year.

The fire at roof-top restaurants 1 Above and Mojos Bistro claimed 14 lives on December 29.

BMC's today said the civic body was already conducting a detailed inquiry, and action had been taken against several officials.

"Twelve officials from the and fire department have been booked for negligence and a departmental enquiry has also been initiated against them. We are taking all necessary steps. So there is no need for a judicial inquiry," Sakhre said.

He made the submission before a division bench of justices R M Borde and R G Ketkar which was hearing a PIL filed by former IPS Julio Ribeiro, seeking judicial inquiry into the fire.

The bench asked the government to state if it was in favour of a judicial inquiry, adjourning the hearing to tomorrow.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 23:10 IST