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Mahad building collapse: Builder surrenders before police after evading arrest for over a week – Sports News , Firstpost

Mahad building collapse: Builder surrenders before police after evading arrest for over a week - Sports News , Firstpost 1

Mahad building collapse: Builder surrenders before police after evading arrest for over a week - Sports News , Firstpost 2

Farooq Kazi had been on the run after the five-storeyed building in Mahad town of Raigad district collapsed on 24 August killing 16 people

Mumbai: The builder who had constructed the five-storey building in Maharashtra’s Mahad town which collapsed last month was arrested on Thursday, a local police official said.

Sixteen people were killed in the collapse of Tariq Garden building at Mahad in Raigad distict on 24 August.

Farooq Mamoodmiya Kazi, the builder, surrendered on Thursday evening, the official said.

Kazi had been on the run after the incident, he added.

The Mahad police had earlier arrested two persons in the case including the building’s RCC consultant.

The police had registered an FIR against Farooq Kazi, RCC consultant Bahubali Dhamne, architect Gaurav Shahand two others under IPC sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 304-A (causing death by negligence) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others).

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