Nation Current Affairs 25 Jul 2016 GHMC seizes Film Cul ...

GHMC seizes Film Cultural club, court had stayed work

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | KAMALAPATHI RAO H
Published Jul 25, 2016, 1:32 am IST
Updated Jul 25, 2016, 7:29 am IST
GHMC commissioner Dr B Janardan Reddy has ordered a probe into the matter as the under-construction building did not have prior approvals.
People gather at the site of the collapsed building being constructed by the Film Nagar Cultural Club at Filmnagar, Hyderabad, on Saturday. (Photo: DC)
 People gather at the site of the collapsed building being constructed by the Film Nagar Cultural Club at Filmnagar, Hyderabad, on Saturday. (Photo: DC)

Hyderabad: GHMC zonal commissioner Gaurav Uppal issued seizure orders for the Film Nagar Cultural Club on Sunday evening.

GHMC commissioner Dr B. Janardan Reddy has ordered a probe into the matter as the under-construction building did not have prior approvals.

 

Officials lodged complaints with the Banjara Hills police against the club officials and the contractor. Mayor B. Rammohan, who oversaw rescue operations, said action would be taken.

Indirectly blaming the GHMC, home minister Nayani Narsimha Reddy said, “Although there was a court order, the club took up the construction.”

Based on the complaints lodged by GHMC and the victims of the incident, Banjara Hills police registered cases against film cultural club authorities, the contractor and the engineer of the construction.

“We have launched a search operation to nab the contractor identifed as Kondal Rao and the engineer as one Sudhakar. It was found that the strength of the pillars was very poor and PVC pipes were found in the pillars. The plan given by the engineer had defects. We are concentrating on the Town Planning officials for their negligence,” a police official said.

 

Founder member Khaja Suryanarayana said the club had lodged a complaint with the police against the contractor and the engineer. He said it was not a new building, and the club was extending its portico. “We have decided to provide compensation to the victims’ families along with jobs to one from each of the deceased’s family,” he said.

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