Building collapse case: One-day physical remand of builder Javed approved

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Court on Friday approved one-day physical remand of builder Javed and his accomplice Mohammad Younas in Karachi building collapse case.
According to details, both the accused were produced before the court.
Earlier, prime suspect in Rizvia building collapse incident, Javed was shifted to Karachi after the security personnel arrested him and his facilitator Mohammad Younas from Punjab.
Javed was repairing building’s pillar with Younas at the time of the mishap. The builder sustained injuries and was admitted to the hospital from where he escaped.
The police officers told that Javed is blind due to which he always keeps Younas by his side. Both the suspects will be presented before the court, they said.
It is to be mentioned here that 26 people have lost their lives as four-storey residential building caved in when the builder was constructing fifth floor.
The government has declared over 1500 buildings as dangerous in Karachi.
In December 2019, a six-storey dilapidated building located at the Old Haji Camp Timber Market in Karachi collapsed.
In February 2019, a three-story residential building collapsed in Karachi’s Jafar-e-Tayyar and three persons including a woman lost their lives in the incident.
A protest by residents of Rizvia society in the metropolis against Sindh Building Control Authorities (SBCA) on Friday resulted in several arrests, the protest was held in relation to a recent building collapse that resulted in deaths of 27 people.
Four people have approached the city court seeking bail after being arrested for participation in the protest.
A large segment of society’s residents were present outside the court. The residents have claimed that young men had gathered outside in the residency and were calling others out for a peaceful protest.
The police have booked all individuals under the loudspeaker act.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Raja Azhar interfered and got bails for the detained youths, residents revealed further.
The residents pleaded to the authorities for swift action against the builders and decried the arrests of protesters demanding justice.—INP

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