Gujarat Government’s labour and employment department has filed a complaint against the builders of the Addor Aspire 2 building near Gujarat University in Ahmedabad. In a tragic incident, the lift at the under-construction building came collapsing to the floor from the 13th floor, killing 7 construction labourers.
The department has decided to press charges against the builders Rajkumar kankaria and others under the provisions of The Building and other construction workers ( regulation of employment and conditions of service) act, 1996.
The builders are accused of not taking the required precautions and arranging for safety measures while the work was going on the site. The department has also ordered the site to stop the work.
The department will arrange to pay according to the compensation to the labourers rules, Rs.5 lacs each to each of the 7 labourers who died in the accident. The total amount of Rs. 35 lacs would be recovered from the builders.
The commercial complex Addor Aspire -2 was being constructed by
Addor Realty Private Limited. Vikas Kanaiyalal Shah and Ashish kanaiyalal Shah are two directors of the company. It is rumoured that the builders are relatives of Elisbridge MLA Rakesh Shah. Rakesh Shah had rushed to the accident location immediately on hearing of the news. Immediately after the incidents , luxurious cars with influsential people from politics and business started to gather around the police station.
The FIR is lodged against three contractors Saurabh shah, Dinesh prajapati and Naimish Patel.
Out of seven labourers killed, 4 were from Panchmahal, 2 from dahod and 1 from Banswara, rajasthan.