Ghatkopar building collapse: Residents meet Devendra Fadnavis, demand punishment for culprits

Residents of the Sai Darshan building in Ghatkopar which collapsed on Tuesday met Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and demanded strict punishment for the culprits.

PTI July 27, 2017 21:53:15 IST
Ghatkopar building collapse: Residents meet Devendra Fadnavis, demand punishment for culprits

Mumbai: Residents of the Sai Darshan building in suburban Ghatkopar which collapsed on Tuesday met Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and demanded strict punishment for the culprits.

An official from the chief minister's office said the residents also told Fadnavis about their rehabilitation requirements.

Ghatkopar building collapse Residents meet Devendra Fadnavis demand punishment for culprits

File image of Devendra Fadnavis. PTI

"The chief minister assured them of all necessary action, and directed the housing department to provide them with temporary shelter," the official said.

Fadnavis had announced in Legislative Council on Wednesday that the kin of those killed in the incident will be given an exgratia amount of Rs 5 lakh each.

The residential building collapsed on 25 July, killing 17 people.

Police have arrested local Shiv Sena worker Sunil Shitap for carrying out illegal structural changes in his ground-floor flats which allegedly led to the collapse.

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