Bombay High Court orders judicial inquiry in Malad building collapse, slams BMC over illegal constructions

by Web Desk | Published: 11 Jun 2021

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The Bombay High Court has ordered a judicial inquiry into the Malad building collapse case. HC on Friday questioned BMC over the illegal constructions in Mumbai. The incident took place in the New Collector compound in the Malad West area on Wednesday night. 11 people lost their lives and five were injured, after which the hearing took place.
 
BMC has received orders from The Bombay High Court to explain the entire system of the buildings that are illegal in writing. HC has also asked for the details about how these structures survived for a long and why did the corporators not brought this issue to notice. The court has ordered that the inquiry should be done by an officer of Commissioner Level and a preliminary report should be submitted by June 24.
 
After this horrifying incident, a case was registered by Mumbai police under section 304(2) of IPC against the owner and contractor of the building that collapsed. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expressed grief over the incident and announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the families of collapse victims.