Rescue operation underway at building collapse site in Dharwad, Karnataka, on Friday.
Rescue operation underway at building collapse site in Dharwad, Karnataka, on Friday.

Dharwad building collapse: FIR registered against building owners, engineer

ANI | Updated: Mar 22, 2019 17:29 IST

Dharwad (Karnataka) [India], Mar 22 (ANI): An FIR was registered on Friday against five people on the fourth day of the Dharwad building collapse incident in which 14 people lost lives.
FIR has been registered against five people including owners of the building named Basavraj Nigadi, Ravi Sabrad, Mahabaleshwar Puradgudi and Gangappa Shintre, and an engineer Vivek Pawar.
While the four partners of Renuka Construction surrendered before the police, Vivek Pawar was taken in custody from Maharashtra’s Kolhapur.
Meanwhile, Dharwad Deputy Commissioner Deepa Cholan told ANI: “Total 14 people have died. Yesterday, we rescued two people. Three more people are trapped in the debris. We have given oxygen and ORS to them. SDRF and NDRF teams are conducting the rescue operation.”
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy visited the site on Thursday and told the media that several people were suspected to be trapped under the rubble.
He said the district administration has already announced a magisterial inquiry and the government is ready to appoint a retired High Court judge if required.
On Wednesday, the Indian Air Force airlifted two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to Karnataka's Hubli from Hindon in Uttar Pradesh to join the rescue and search operation.
The rescue operation is being conducted jointly by the NDRF and the State Disaster Response Force. (ANI)

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