Hotelier Vishal Kariya arrested for sheltering owners of 1Above pub
Police on Tuesday arrested hotelier Vishal Kariya for allegedly sheltering the three owners of 1Above pub, wanted in connection with the Kamala Mills tragedy, at his Juhu residence. All three have been absconding since the incident.
“Vishal Kariya, who owns hotels and pubs in the city, was placed under arrested after a team of N M Joshi Marg Police picked him for questioning,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Akhilesh Mishra told reporters.
During investigation, it came to light that 42-year-old Kariya sheltered 1Above owners Kripesh Sanghvi, Jigar Sanghvi and Abhijeet Mankar at his residence. Cops also recovered a high-end car of Mankar, which was found parked at Kariya’s place.
The trio has been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and other offences under various sections of the IPC in connection with the Kamala Mills fire. Mumbai Police also announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for their whereabouts. Kariya, meanwhile, has been sent to police custody till January 17 by Bhoiwada court.