Mumbai: Work has resumed at the Maharashtra state secretariat on Monday, four days after a fire killed five people in the Mantralaya fire. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar arrived at the Mantralaya on Monday.
Three floors have been cleared, say authorities. A small ceremony was held to remember the victims. The building will remain closed to the visitors though.
Five people died, and 14 were injured, in the blaze that engulfed the Mumbai Mantralaya on Thursday. As 3000 people were steadily evacuated from the blazing state secretariat, five found themselves trapped with nowhere to run.
Prithviraj Chavan asked the Crime Branch to investigate the incident. But the Opposition demanded an independent probe as it suspected a sabotage angle as key files related to Adarsh and other scams were kept in the secretariat.
The CBI had, however, said on Thursday that all the Adarsh related files were with it.