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Kamala Mills Fire: Mojo Bistro's owner Yug Pathak arrested

In view of throwing light on the report of the Mumbai Fire Department on the Kamala Mills fire, the Mumbai Police on Saturday arrested Yug K Pathak for cupable homicide. Pathak is the owner of the Mojo's Bistro.

An investigation is on and police are questioning one of the managers of the restro bar.

Officials reported that they had arrested Pathak from NM Joshi Marg police station.

Among the four cases filed by the police, three were for violating the Town Planning Act under which both 1Above and Mojo's Bistro had been booked. The latter was earlier, however, not booked under the case filed for culpable homicide. "Based on the report by the Fire Department, we have now decided to book Mojo's Bristo in the same case as the one in which owners of 1Above are booked for that of culpable homicide not amounting to murder," an official informed maintaining anonymity.

The Mumbai police had earlier said they had a mobile video in their possession which shows the fire originating from 1Above gutting down the entire premises in 52 seconds. Based on the video, they had registered a case against the resto-bar.

Mojo's Bistro is owned by Tirupati Restaurants and Cafe Pvt ltd, which was registered with the Registrar of Companies, Mumbai on March 23, 2017. The company has two directors – Nagpur based businessman Yug Ravindrapal Singh Tuli and Yug Kaushal Pathak.

The fire at Kamala Mills Compound on December 29 claimed 14 lives, 13 patrons and one staff at 1Above. The police later registered an FIR against the three partners of 1Above — Abhijeet Mankar, Kripesh and Jigar Sanghavi– all of whom are absconding since the day of fire. On Monday, police arrested two persons, Kevin Bawa and Libson Lopez, who worked as managers at 1Above pub. The Mumbai police on Friday announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for anyone who can provide information about Abhijeet Mankar, Kripesh and Jigar Sanghvi.

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