Mumbai: ‘B Ward’ officer stands suspended

Mumbai: BMC commissioner Pra-veen Pardeshi ordered the suspension of B ward's assistant commissioner Vivek Rahi on Thursday evening; Vinayak Vispute was asked to take his charge.

Following the death of 13 residents in Kesarbai building, which collapsed on Tuesday, Municipal Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi had said during a standing committee meeting on Wednesday that the BMC will examine the role of officials who were working in B ward in 1994, when the building was assessed. During the meeting, corporators across party lines felt that the BMC was at fault and demanded action against B Ward officials.

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