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Kamala Mills Fire: Mumbai Police confirms Yug Tuli’s presence in Hyderabad

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Mumbai: Mumbai Police on Thursday said one of Mojo Bistro’s owners Yug Tuli was seen in Hyderabad, while his Jeep got seized from his grandfather’s place.

“Yug Tuli ‘s jeep has been seized from his grandfather’s residence in Hyderabad and his grandfather is being questioned for his whereabouts. Yug Tuli had booked a ticket to Delhi from Hyderabad but cancelled that ticket and went to their grandfather’s residence,” Mumbai Police confirmed this here.

They added that the jeep was seized by Hyderabad police from Jubilee hill residence and the vehicle was challaned for over speeding. The vehicle was a rented car, while the challan was made in the name of Tuli’s mother Navjot Kaur Tuli.


“We have got information about one of Mojo Bistro’s owners Yug Tuli ‘s presence in Hyderabad and are searching for him with help of local police,” said Mumbai DCP Virendra Mishra here.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Government appointed Advocate Prakash Shetty as Special Public Prosecutor for Kamala Mills fire case trial.

Earlier in the day, Mumbai police arrested the owner of ‘1 Above’ resto bar, Abhijeet Mankar, in connection with the massive fire in Mumbai’s Kamala Mills that claimed the lives of 14 people last month. Mankar had been absconding since the incident.

On Wednesday, two other absconding owners of the restaurant, brothers Jigar Sanghvi and Kripesh Sanghvi were arrested on the information provided by a Juhu-based hotelier Vishal Kariya, who was arrested the same day for sheltering the duo along with Mankar.

The police had also recovered a high-end car of accused Mankar from the Juhu residence of Kariya (42), who was then picked up for questioning. During the interrogation, the hotelier revealed that he sheltered the trio at his residence. Kariya had been booked under Section 216 of the Indian Penal Code.

On January 6, ‘1 Above’ was found to have flouted the fire safety measures issued by the Mumbai Fire Brigade, which led to the fire on December 29. Yug Pathak, one of the owners of Mojo’s Bistro and the son of former Pune police commissioner K K Pathak, has also been arrested in the case.