Mumbai: The co-owner of Mojo’s Bistro, where 14 people died on December 29 during the fire at Mumbai’s Kamala Mills compound, has been placed under arrest after he surrendered early on Tuesday morning.
Yug Tuli had been absconding ever since the incident. Police had, on Thursday, claimed that Tuli was spotted at Hyderabad airport but could not fly out. By the time, the police reached the spot he had disappeared.
Tuli’s partner in Mojo’s Yug Pathak, son of retired Director General of Police and former Commissioner of Police (Pune) KK Pathak, was arrested in the first week of January.
On December 29, a fire had swept through 1Above and adjacent Mojo’s Bistro resto-pub in Kamala Mills compound in central Mumbai, resulting in the death of 14 people.
On Thursday, owner of the ‘1Above’ pub Abhijeet Mankar was arrested after he was also on the run along with co-owners of the pub, Kripesh Sanghavi and Jigar Sanghavi.
“Our team arrested the owner of the 1Above pub, Abhijeet Mankar, from Marine Lines in the early hours,” Ahmed Pathan, Senior Police Inspector, N M Joshi Marg Police Station told PTI.
On Wednesday night, the investigating team of the city police had arrested 1Above’s Jigar and Kripesh Sanghvi from Andheri, he said.
During the interrogation of the duo, we got the information about Mankar’s whereabouts and apprehended him from Marine Lines, Pathan said.
The Sanghvi brothers were arrested from the Andheri area, Additional Commissioner of Police S Jaikumar said.
The arrest came just a day after hotelier Vishal Kariya was arrested for sheltering the three accused at his suburban residence in Juhu.