August 19, 2022

Mumbai: Topaz Bar proprietor, workers held for endangering handbook scavenger’s life | FPJ

The notorious Topaz bar in Grant Highway is within the information for all of the unsuitable causes once more, after its proprietor and three staff had been arrested for using a handbook scavenger to wash a drain exterior the bar. This is similar bar the place infamous fraudster Abdul Karim Telgi as soon as splurged a dizzying Rs 93 lakh on his favorite dancer Tarannum.

In line with the DB Marg police, the FIR was registered on Thursday night time on the premise of a criticism submitted by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company. The matter was first delivered to the BMC’s discover by advocate Abha Singh, who has been championing the reason for handbook scavengers by a Public Curiosity Litigation filed final yr.

On July 7 this yr, Adv Singh tweeted an image of a handbook scavenger inside a deep drain exterior the Topaz Bar, with three of the bar staff standing on the highway.

“Regardless of handbook scavenging being banned, it continues,” Adv Singh had tweeted, tagging the BMC and the workplace of the Maharashtra Chief Minister.

The civic physique took cognisance of the matter and a staff was despatched to the spot to conduct inquiries. After speaking to native shopkeepers, the BMC staff ascertained that the image was from exterior the Topaz Bar. Subsequently, on Thursday night time, Anil Kirodian, an Assistant Engineer with the BMC’s D-ward, submitted a criticism to the DB Marg police station, underneath whose jurisdiction the bar is situated.

“We registered an FIR in opposition to the bar proprietor and the three staff seen within the image and arrested them on Friday. They’ve been charged with endangering life or private security by rash and negligent conduct underneath the Indian Penal Code, together with the Prevention of Employment as Guide Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013,” stated senior police inspector Pradeep Khude, DB Marg police station.

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Adv Singh expressed happiness on the growth, saying, that the incident was a transparent violation in gentle of the Bombay Excessive Courtroom’s tips.

“There are machines obtainable for sewage drain cleansing and also you simply have to contact the BMC for it. Why ought to somebody’s poverty develop into the reason for their loss of life? There cannot be two Indias the place on one hand individuals spurge hundreds of rupees on liquor whereas however you give somebody Rs 500 and put their lived at risk,” Adv Singh stated.