Two More Arrested in Ghatkopar Hoarding Collapse Case

Two individuals were arrested in Goa for their involvement in the Ghatkopar hoarding collapse, which caused 17 deaths. The arrests bring the total number of detainees to four. One arrestee, Janhavi Marathe, was a former director at Ego Media Private Limited, and the other, Sagar Patil, was the contractor for the hoarding.


PTI | Mumbai | Updated: 08-06-2024 19:36 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 19:36 IST
Two More Arrested in Ghatkopar Hoarding Collapse Case
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In a significant development, two individuals were apprehended on Saturday in Goa in connection with the tragic hoarding collapse in Mumbai's Ghatkopar area on May 13 that resulted in 17 fatalities, as confirmed by a police official.

According to the Crime Branch, Janhavi Marathe and Sagar Patil, both affiliated with Ego Media Private Limited, have been identified as the latest suspects. Their arrests bring the total number of people detained in this case to four.

Marathe, who was a director of the company until December last year, allegedly benefited financially from the hoarding project, while Patil is said to be the contractor responsible for erecting the doomed structure. The investigation revealed Patil's association with Ego Media Private Limited, along with Bhavesh Bhinde, the firm's director, and structural engineer Manoj Sanghu, who was previously arrested. Bhinde, the main accused, has a long-standing face-off with the civic body for multiple alleged irregularities.

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