Hussaini Building collapse: Cops probe non-evacuation
Two days after the Hussaini building collapse in Bhindi Bazar that claimed 33 lives and injured 17 others, JJ Marg police has begun its inquiry and recorded statements of all the injured, relatives of deceased, and some residents who escaped unscathed. Police are now probing into how so many people were found living in the building, despite Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT) stating it had shifted seven families out of the building some years ago.
Police have also written a letter to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC), Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA), and SBUT, which is undertaking the Bhendi Bazaar cluster development project, and the Mumbai Fire Brigade, requesting their stand on the reasons for the building collapse and details of any communication between the agencies regarding the building, or with the tenants, such as notices for repairs or eviction issued to the tenants.
According to police, they have asked BMC and MHADA to give them details about the building’s condition, and details of when and how many notices were sent to residents to vacate the building. Police may register a case of negligence if they find any irregularity or lapses.
“We have recorded statements of all the injured and relatives of the …read more