Pune wall collapse: Accused sent to judicial custody till July 20
Days after a wall collapsed in Pune which resulted in the death of 15 people, the accused Vipul Agrawal and Vivek Agrawal have been sent to judicial custody till July 20 by Pune Sessions Court.
#PuneWallCollapse: Vipul Agrawal & Vivek Agrawal both, accused in the incident, have been sent to judicial custody till July 20, by Pune Sessions Court. 15 people had died and 3 were injured in the incident that occurred on June 29 in Pune's Kondhwa. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/IHoBhMgqcsANI (@ANI) July 6, 2019
At least 15 people died on June 29 after a 60-ft-wall wall of a residential complex collapsed near talab masjid in Pune's Kondhwa area.
The wall collapsed on shanties following incessant rains in Pune, police said.
According to reports, police had registered an FIR against the construction builders, site engineer and construction supervisor.
Pune Municipal Corporation commissioner Saurabh Rao had said prima facie that it seemed as if the soil was loosened due to heavy rain coupled with the excavation work that was carried out "irresponsibly" close to the retaining wall of the housing society.
The intensity of the impact increased as many cars parked along the wall inside the society too fell on the shanties, officials said.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of the people killed in the wall collapse and ordered an inquiry. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, too, has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh for the families of the victims of Pune wall collapse.