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Six more builders arrested in city Saturday, March 3, 2001
AHMEDABAD: The city police arrested six more builders of the Jashoda Park, Divyalaya, Tagore Park and 15 August Avenue Apartments on Friday, taking the total number of arrests of builders and their associates to 33.
Late on Thursday, the Ellisbridge police arrested Dilip Mafatlal Solanki, brother of Vijay Solanki who built Jashoda Park Apartments in Paldi where five people had died and two were injured. Vijay was arrested sometime back.
On Friday, the police arrested Yunus Nabibhai Bagadia who built Tagore Park in Paldi. The building had collapsed, killing eight people.
The Maninagar police descended on three builders of the Divyalaya Apartments - Mihir Jagdishbhai Shah, Suketu Vinodchandra Gandhi and Kartikbhai Gunvantbhai Pasawala on Friday. The apartments had collapsed killing 10 people and injuring 11.
The Maninagar police also arrested Nandubhai Manilal Shah who built 15 August Avenue Apartments which had sunk some four floors in the ground, killing three people and injuring eight.
Meanwhile, Satish Nyalchand Shah who built Shikhar where 98 people had died, is still on the run.
The police had reportedly alerted the Vadodara and Surat police after they got a tip-off that Shah was probably hiding there. But, when the police reached the suspected hideout, Shah had given them the slip, sources told The Times of India.