Mumbai: Kamala Mills fire case: Two managers of '1 Above' pub arrested

Mumbai, Jan 1 (PTI): Police on Monday arrested two managers of the '1 Above' pub, where a fire claimed 14 lives last week, an officer said.

Gibson Lopez (34) and Kevin Bawa (35) were arrested by a team of sleuths from the N M Joshi Marg police station, he said.

Both Lopez and Bawa were working as the managers of the pub, located at the Kamala Mills compound in Lower Parel area here.

They were present in the pub when the blaze occurred in the early hours of December 29, but fled without helping the guests, the official said.

"We have arrested both the managers," said senior police inspector Ahmad Pathan.

They have been booked under IPC Sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 337 (causing hurt by an act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), the police said.

Both the accused will be produced in a court later in the day, the police said.

The massive fire that swept through the pub left 14 people dead and 21 injured.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    This security lapses may be in most of the places which need to reviewed and corrected

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    BJP's Administration enjoyed with Bribed Money ...

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  • I wish I was there, Bahrain

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Why are they not arresting the owners.

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Very sad for Kamala Mills fire case so many innocents died.
    BMC & Govt should have taken deterrent action! They are also to be blamed.
    But are these Managers decisions takers and whether they have powers take decisions on set up?
    In Elphinstone Road Train /Bridge Tragedy, whether station Manager booked in similar section?
    If the Managers are to be booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, then many will set up many such joints and escape from legal action by passing on the blame on Managers, making them solely responsible for the tragedy!

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  • I wish I was there, Bahrain

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    This is only few days of Tamasha, by these police and BMC.

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