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Apr 14, 2013 at 09:34pm IST

Thane building collapse: Police arrest 2 more for the tragedy

Thane: Two more arrests have been made by the police in connection with the Thane building collapse in which 74 people lost their lives. The arrest of a municipal clerk Suhas Waghmare and driver of arrested DMC Deepak Chavan, Ramdas, has taken the number of those in police's custody for the tragedy to 17. It is believed that both had taken bribe from the builders.

Suspended Assistant Municipal Commissioner of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) Shyam Thorbole and Hadis Ulla Chowdhury, a partner of the builders earlier arrested by the Thane Police, were arrested by the police on Friday.

On Tuesday, police had arrested Executive Engineer Subash Rawal and the Deputy Engineer Ramesh Inamdar in connection with the incident. Builders Abdul Salim Aziz Siddiqui and Jameel Ahmad Jajaluddin Shaikh, who constructed the structure, are among those arrested. They face the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and criminal conspiracy, among others. Three officials of the TMC, one of them a Deputy Municipal Commissioner, an architect, Corporator Hira Patil, a building material supplier and a local journalist, are among those arrested earlier.

Thane building collapse: Police arrest 2 more for the tragedy

Seventeen people have been arrested so far in the Thane building collapse, in which 74 people lost their lives.

With Additional Inputs From PTI