Jitendra Singh calls Kamala Mills fire 'an unfortunate incident'

ANI | Updated: Dec 30, 2017 15:19 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 30 (ANI): Union Minister of State (MoS) Dr Jitendra Singh">Jitendra Singh on Saturday said the fire at Mumbai's Kamala Mills was an unfortunate incident.

Jitendra Singh">Jitendra Singh told ANI, "Certainly, this is an unfortunate happening and I think each one of us who have learnt about it is feeling the tragedy and loss of lives."

Singh further said he was sure the concerned authorities would launch an investigation in the case.

"I am sure the concerned authorities will go into the reasons which led to this and also make sure that such things do not happen again," said Singh.

He added, "Not only in Mumbai, but in many other parts of the country, the authorities should take up proper measures because India is a rapidly growing country."

Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has launched an anti-encroachment drive against illegal structures in Lower Parel's Raghuvanshi Mill compound as well as at Kamala Mills.

The Mumbai police, earlier in the day, also issued a lookout notice against all the accused in the case.

The massive fire, which claimed 14 lives, reportedly had broken out from the '1 Above' rooftop restaurant and later spread to the entire area, on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

Five BMC officials were suspended and the Mumbai Police booked the owner of the pub for negligence, besides other charges. (ANI)