Another person was arrested on Monday for his alleged involvement in the alteration work that is being blamed for the collapse of Siddhi Sai building in Ghatkopar on Tuesday, killing 17 people and injuring more than 20. He has been sent to 7 days police custody.
Earlier, a civil contractor, Anil Mandal, 28, who was carrying out the supervisor of the renovation project and is said to have suggested main accused Sunil Shitap to carry out a number of modifications in the three flats that he owned on the ground floor of the four-storey structure.
Police have also identified five more people, including the contractor, interior designer and labourers, who were hired by Shiv Sena strongman Shitap to carry out the renovation work, which started on July 3.
The residents also allege that they had complained to the BMC about the construction of the proposed hospital, but nothing was done about it.
This is the third arrest in the case, which has once again cast the spotlight on arbitrary constructions in the city.