Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra Chief Minister

Mumbai: The building collapse in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visited the site on late Tuesday evening and directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to file a report on the incident within 15 days.

“The offence has been registered. Police are investigating the matter. I have directed the BMC Commissioner to investigate and submit a report within 15 days,” Fadnavis told the media.

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Sunil Shitap, who was earlier being held responsible for Ghatkopar building collapse, has now been booked for culpable homicide.

The Chief Minister further said that the Government will take a stringent action against the culprits.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Deven Bharti has confirmed with ANI that Shitap has been detained by the Mumbai Police and is being questioned.

“Prima facie, it is revealed that the accused was carrying out illegal renovation in the building. At this juncture, it will not be appropriate to give other details as the investigation is underway and available information needs verification,” he said.

The residents of the four-storey building that collapsed earlier today in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar had alleged that the mishap took place because of the renovation work being carried out on the first floor.

The renovation work was undertaken on ground floor nursing home reportedly owned by the Shiv Sena leader.

Meanwhile, the Mumbai Police has confirmed that 19 people have been extracted till now.

The police said that until seven in the evening, nineteen people were extracted, out of which nine have been declared dead.