Kamala Mills Fire: Court rejects Yug Tuli's anticipatory bail plea

In its preliminary probe report on the Kamala Mills fire the Fire Brigade had said the blaze possibly started at Mojo’s Bistro due to the flying charcoal embers of a hookah

Kamala Mills fire: Court refuses anticipatory bail to Yug Tulli

A Mumbai Sessions Court on Friday rejected the anticipatory bail application of Mojo's Bistro co-owner and investor Yug Tuli, in connection with the Kamala Mills compound fire.

The defence lawyers tried to claim that the owners of 1 Above were being framed as the fire started in the neighbouring pub Mojo's Bistro.

Contrary to Divani's claim, the prosecution said that the report prepared by the fire brigade, and as per eyewitness accounts, the fire started at Mojo's and hence Tuli should not be granted pre-arrest bail.

Tulli, and Yug Pathak, a co-owner of Mojo's Bistro, have been booked under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life and personal safety of others) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Meanwhile, three other accused, Kripesh and Jignesh Sanghvi and Abhijeet Mankar - owners of 1 Above - who were nabbed on Wednesday, were produced in Bhoiwada court yesterday afternoon. On 29 December, the fire had swept through 1 Above and the adjacent Mojo's Bistro resto pub at the Kamala Mills compound here, resulting in the death of 14 persons.

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