Zaveri Bazar building collapse: Mumbai police books contractor, site supervisor for 'flouting safety rules'

Mumbai: Police on Friday registered an offence of culpable homicide against the contractor and site supervisor of the building which collapsed at Zaveri Bazar last week killing four people.

 Zaveri Bazar building collapse: Mumbai police books contractor, site supervisor for flouting safety rules

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On 15 December, four labourers engaged in repair work of a building at Sam Seth lane in the Zaveri Bazar area were killed when the building's slab collapsed.

Police said that the contractor repairing the Dhanji Mulji building tried to demolish some part of the building which led to the collapse.

Sharad Naik, Senior Inspector of LT Marg police station said investigations had revealed that the contractor and site supervisor did not take steps for the safety of the workers.

The official said that an offence under section 304 (2)and section 34 of the Indian Penal Code had been registered and further investigations were underway.

Updated Date: Dec 22, 2017 21:49:11 IST