Mumbai Hoarding Collapse: Absconding Owner Arrested From Udaipur

Mumbai: Bhavesh Bhinde, who owns Ego Media Pvt. Ltd, the ad agency which installed the killer hoarding that collapsed here three days ago, was arrested on Thursday evening.

A team of Mumbai Police’s Crime Branch nabbed Bhinde from Rajasthan’s Udaipur, where he was found hiding in a hotel, reported ANI.

The 51-year-old Bhinde, against whom police have already registered a case for culpable homicide, is being brought to Mumbai where he likely to be produced in court on Friday.

The giant billboard collapsed on a fuel station in Ghatkopar area on May 13 amidst a dust storm and gusty winds, killing 16 people and injuring dozens.

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The illegal hoarding, which was more that the permissible dimension of 40 x 40 feet, was erected on a 10-year lease. The company had applied to Limca Book of Records to declare it as the largest commercial hoarding in India, reported Hindustan Times.

Bhinde fled Mumbai, and was traced by at least 10 police teams from Mumbai and Gujarat.

He has several criminal cases against him, include a rape charge registered at Mulund Police Station in January.

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