Mumbai-Ghatkopar hoarding owner a rape accused

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Mumbai-Ghatkopar hoarding owner a rape accused

Mumbai hoarding collapse news: An action has been brought against Bhavesh Bhinde, the proprietor of Ego Media Private Limited, the business in charge of erecting the substantial hoarding in the Ghatkopar area of Mumbai. At least fourteen people died when the enormous hoarding fell on Monday night. At the Pant Nagar police station, a FIR was filed under the IPC against Bhavesh Bhinde and others for culpable homicide that did not amount to murder, according to another source.

When dust storms and unusual rains hit the city, the unlawful hoarding—which was situated on property owned by the Government Railway Police (GRP)—slammed into a gas station in the Chheda Nagar neighborhood. Authorities reported late on Tuesday night that even thirty hours after the tragedy, and possibly even for many more, search and rescue operations were still underway at the site of the collapse in Ghatkopar.

According to a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official, up to 90% of the victims who were buried beneath the 120 × 120-foot hoarding have been rescued. According to officials, at least 89 people were pulled out from under the hoarding; of these, 14 were pronounced dead and the remaining 75 were hurt and receiving medical attention.

Who is Bhavesh Bhinde?

Bhavesh Bhinde was accused of rape in January of this year, and the Mulund Police Station filed a case against him. A chargesheet has also been submitted. Bhavesh Bhinde reportedly obtained multiple contracts for the installation of billboards and banners from the Indian Railways and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) over the years, according to NDTV, which cited anonymous sources. Nonetheless, it is said that he has repeatedly violated the rules of both organizations. Additionally, Bhavesh Bhinde and other employees of his business are connected to incidents involving tree pruning and poisoning. According to India Today, Bhavesh Bhinde ran an unsuccessful independent campaign in the 2009 Maharashtra legislative assembly election from Mulund. Bhinde filed an affidavit claiming that 23 criminal cases were brought against him during his electoral fight.

Bhinde previously ran a business called Guju Ads, which the BMC later blacklisted as a result of several legal problems involving him and the company, India Today continued. The sources claim that despite being placed on a blacklist, Bhinde went on to form Ego Media Pvt Ltd and kept getting contracts for hoardings and billboards.
The billboard that fell on Monday was recognized as the “Largest Hoarding” in the Limca Book of Records before it collapsed.