Shiv Sena urges Maha govt to strengthen measures instead of blaming

ANI | Updated: Dec 29, 2017 21:18 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] Dec 29 (ANI): The Shiv Sena on Friday said instead of playing 'blame game', the Maharashtra government should look into the security measures to avoid hazardous cases like Kamala Hills fire in future.

Speaking to ANI, Shiv Sena leader Neelam Gorhe said, "This is a very serious incident and I give my condolence to the affected families. Instead of doing 'blame game', the state government should look after the security measures to avoid such hazardous cases in future".

She added that there was a lack of security measures and the party demands for a judicial enquiry through which the truth will come in front.

"In order to avoid such incidents in future, there is a need for comprehensive plans. I believe whoever is involved in this negligence be it the owners or BMC officials, actions should be taken against them," Gorhe asserted.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis took stock of the situation wherein 14 people lost their lives.

The Chief Minister told media, "This incident is very unfortunate and disheartening. I have ordered Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner to conduct an inquiry and five people have been suspended by now."

He added that action is being taken against the owners, who are also held responsible for the deaths, and suitable Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections will be charged to them.

Several people were also injured in the fire that broke out in the rooftop restaurant in the Kamala Mills compound early on Friday.

According to reports, the blaze was reported at about 12.30 am from the Mojo's Bistro restaurant and it quickly spread to the neighbouring restaurant.

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident.

Mumbai Police have booked the owner of the pub for negligence and other charges for the fire, suspected to be triggered by an electrical short-circuit.

Earlier in the day, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed condolences to the families of the deceased. (ANI)