District Court Convicts Builder, Architect For Sairaj Building Collapse In 1998

JailBy Accommodation Times Bureau


On Thursday, the district court judge sentenced the jail for three years to the convicted builder and the architect of Sairaj Building which was collapsed in 1998, killing 18 persons.

The five-storeyed building was constructed on a nullah by using low-quality construction material, which was constructed on November 7, 1998, and killed 18 people.

The District Judge Vilas Bambarde convicted  Architect Anand Ashtaputre and builder Sharad Bhai Mansingh Pawar and sentenced them to three years jail for the collapse of the Sairaj building in Wagle Estate here.

Under the relevant sections of Indian Penal Code, the police, at the time, had registered the cases; include those dealing with causing death by carelessness, against nine persons.

The Lawyers GB Chavan, Pravin Kulkarni and Punit Mahimkar, has appeared for the accused.

Ramaswamy Ramanna one of the accused died during the pendency of the trail, while the other six were released today.

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