Shitap held responsible for building collapse- BMC Report


By Accommodation Times Bureau

Mumbai: A BMC committee has found Sunil Shitap as the trigger for the Ghatkopar Building Collapse which claimed 17 lives including 2 infants. The Siddhi Sai Apartment , a four storey structure collapsed on 25th July, an inquiry committee led by BMC Additional Commissioner Vijay Singhal submitted the report to Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta which also points out the grave administrative lapses and thus has also recommended inquiry against ward-level officials.  “Though this committee feels that the medical health officer and sanitary inspector do not have any direct role and responsibility in the incidence of collapse, it is recommended to hold separate preliminary inquiry by the chief officer (Enquiry) of the then MOH for issuance of licence without any verification of the necessary document from concerned authorities and present MOH and sanitary inspector Shri Addul Shakoor for the administrative lapses…” states the report. Furthermore the report also states that Shitap should be prosecuted for the crime under appropriate sections of the Act.

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