The owner of 1 Above pub Abhijeet Mankar, who was missing since two weeks nearly was arrested today morning by Mumbai Police. He was arrested for the Kamala Mills fire incident, as he was connected. The Sanghavis were arrested late on Wednesday. A case of accountable homicide not amounting to murder has been registered against them.
The 30-year-old hotelier was on the run along with co-owners of the pub, Kripesh Sanghavi, and Jigar Sanghavi, since the day of the incident. "Our team arrested the owner of the 1 Above pub, Abhijeet Mankar, from Marine Lines in the early hours," said a senior police inspector. He also said, Last night, the investigating team of the city police had arrested 1 Above's Jigar and Kripesh Sanghvi from Andheri.”
Pathan said, “During the interrogation of the duo, we got the information about Mankar's whereabouts and apprehended him from Marine Lines.”
Another police officer said, "Now our teams are in search of Yug Tulli, owner of Mojo's Bistro pub, who is also on the run. Tulli was spotted at Hyderabad airport day before yesterday but was unable to fly. He later disappeared from the spot. Our teams are trying to trace him in Hyderabad. The hearing on Tulli's anticipatory bail application is scheduled today, following which further action will be decided according to the orders of the court. All the arrested accused will be produced before the Bhoiwada Court this afternoon.
The police have so far arrested owners of the 1 Above pub Vishal Kariya, a hotelier, for allegedly giving shelter to the Sanghvi brothers and Abhijeet Mankar.
The police said, “The trio had been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and other offenses under the Indian Penal Code. Police had also announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for information about their whereabouts.”
Last week, Tulli's partner in Mojo's, Yug Pathak, son of retired Director General of Police and former Commissioner of Police, Pune, K K Pathak, was arrested. According to police, the action was taken on the basis of Fire Brigade report, which said the fire broke out from Mojo's Bistro and spread to 1 Above. “The sections of culpable homicide not amounting to murder were added against the owners of Mojo's Bistro,” they said. On December 29, the fire had swept through 1 Above and adjacent Mojo's Bistro resto-pub in Kamala Mills compound in Mumbai, resulting in the death of 14 people.