Mumbai's Mojo's Bistro pub owner Yug Tuli on Tuesday surrendered before the city police in connection with Kamala Mills fire that claimed lives of 14 people on December 28.
"We have arrested Yug Tuli, after he surrendered himself before police today morning at N M Joshi Marg Police Station," S Jaykumar, Additional Commissioner of Police ( Central ) said.
He will be produced before a court today, said Jaykumar. After the arrest of Tulli -- who had been evading arrest since last two weeks -- all the owners of the Mojo's Bistro and '1 Above' have been arrested, another official said.
Yug Tuli, co-owner of Mojo's Bistro arrested by Mumbai Police, says 'have come to surrender since my bail plea got rejected. I was waiting for the anticipatory bail in Amritsar' #KamalaMillsFire pic.twitter.com/idHf9b506U— ANI (@ANI) January 16, 2018
On Sunday, Tulli was spotted at the Hyderabad Airport with his wife but disappeared before the police could arrest him, he said.
The arrest comes a day after the Bhoiwada magistrate's court granted bail to hotelier Vishal Karia, who was arrested earlier this month in the same case. "He has been granted bail for Rs 10,000," his lawyer Virendra Khot said.
Meanwhile, the Bombay High Court on Monday said that the Kamala Mills compound blaze has shaken the conscience of society and is
an eye-opener. "The unfortunate incident has shaken our conscience. It is time the BMC keeps its house in order," a division bench of Justices R M Borde and RG Ketkar said.
The bench hearing the case said that the tragedy was a result of the administration's failure to ensure strict adherence to fire safety norms.
Fourteen people had died and over 30 others injured when a massive swept through '1 Above' and 'Mojo's Bistro' pubs in the Kamala Mills compound in central Mumbai on December 28.