Two builders of collapsed Thane building arrested

Last Updated: Sat, Apr 06, 2013 12:28 hrs

Thane: Two developers involved in construction of an illegal building which collapsed in Thane district on Thursday claiming 72 lives, were on Saturday arrested.

"Builders Jamil Qureshi and Salim Shaikh were arrested from their hideouts today," Thane Police Commissioner K P Raghuvanshi said.

Qureshi was nabbed from Uttar Pradesh, while Shaikh was apprehended from Thane, he said.

Police had registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against the builders, who were on the run since the incident.

The seven-storey unauthorised building at Shil Phata in Mumbra in the district had come down crashing in a heap on Thursday evening, in the worst tragedy of its kind in Maharashtra, and by the time rescue operations were called off this afternoon, 72 people were dead.

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