Cops register FIR in Mumbai high-rise blaze

The blaze had erupted on the 19th floor of the One Avighna Park building around 11.45 am on Friday

Cops register FIR in Mumbai high-rise blaze

Fire at the high-rise building in Mumbai. PTI

Mumbai, October 23

Police have registered a first information report (FIR) in connection with the fire in a 61-storey residential building in Currey Road area of central Mumbai, which resulted in the death of a security guard as he fell from its 19th floor, an official said on Saturday.

"A case has been registered against the owner of the building, its occupant, the fire safety maintenance contractor and others under IPC sections 336 (rash or negligent act that endangers human life or personal safety of others), 304 (A) (causing death by negligence) and under sections of the Maharashtra Fire Prevention and Life Safety Measures Act at Kalachowki police station here," the police official said.

The blaze had erupted on the 19th floor of the One Avighna Park building around 11.45 am on Friday. The fire brigade had categorised it as Level-4 (major) fire.

Arun Tiwari, a 30-year-old security guard of the building, had got trapped in a flat on that floor and in order to save himself, he held on to the railing of the flat's balcony for some time before falling to death.

The fire brigade personnel had rescued 16 stranded people.

"Initially a case of accidental death was registered," the official said.

Police are probing the incident, he added. PTI

Tribune Shorts


Top Stories

Centre to introduce Bill in Lok Sabha Monday to repeal contentious farm laws

Centre to introduce Bill in Lok Sabha on Monday to repeal contentious farm laws

The Bill says although ‘only a group of farmers are protesti...

Samyukt Kisan Morcha postpones its Parliament march scheduled for November 29

Samyukt Kisan Morcha postpones its Parliament march scheduled for November 29

The SKM will review the further course of action at its next...

Centre agrees to farmers’ demand of decriminalising stubble burning: Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar

Centre agrees to farmers demand of decriminalising stubble burning; panel to discuss MSP and other issues

Demands of MSP and crop diversification being discussed, sai...

Amid fears of new Covid variant, PM to chair meeting on situation relating to Covid and vaccination

PM briefed about new Covid variant; asks officials to review plans to ease international travel restrictions

At a meeting to review the Covid situation, Modi was briefed...

Two cases of coronavirus Omicron variant detected in Britain

Two cases of coronavirus Omicron variant detected in Britain

Four more African countries added to Britain’s travel red li...

Cities

View All