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Mumbai Hoarding Collapse: Arrested Accused Bhavesh Bhide brought to Mumbai

The owner of Ego Media, the company behind the large billboard that collapsed in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area amid strong winds and rain earlier this week, resulting in 16 deaths and 75 injuries, was brought to Mumbai early Friday for further legal action, according to the police. Bhavesh Bhide, the owner of the company responsible for […]

Bhavesh Bhinde is in Black T Shirt
Bhavesh Bhinde is in Black T Shirt

The owner of Ego Media, the company behind the large billboard that collapsed in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area amid strong winds and rain earlier this week, resulting in 16 deaths and 75 injuries, was brought to Mumbai early Friday for further legal action, according to the police.

Bhavesh Bhide, the owner of the company responsible for the installation of the massive billboard, was arrested by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch in Udaipur, Rajasthan, on Thursday.

“Owner (of the company that put up the billboard) Bhavesh Bhinde, who was arrested by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch from Udaipur, has been brought to Mumbai,” a police officer confirmed on Friday.

“As many as 16 people are confirmed dead and another 75 injured in the billboard collapse in Ghatkopar,” an officer stated earlier.

Expressing sorrow over the tragedy, Bhushan Gagrani, the commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), announced on Thursday that the rescue operation had been completed.

“It’s saddening that 16 lives were lost in this incident. The rescue operation has been completed. The operation was delayed as there is a running fuel station in the area,” Gagrani said.

Earlier, the Mumbai Police registered a case under IPC sections 304, 338, 337, and 34 against Bhavesh Bhide and others at the Pantnagar police station.

On May 13, the billboard in Ghatkopar collapsed amid strong winds, resulting in 16 fatalities and leaving many others trapped underneath.

 

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