KHI Building Collapse: Owner of building admits bribing SBCA Officers

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13th Mar, 2020. 03:41 pm

In a recent development in Rizvia building collapse case, the owner of a building accepted given bribes to Sindh Building Control Authrity (SBCA) officers.

As per details, a hearing of the building collapsed held in the City Court while police presented the owner Javed to court in strict security.

While answering questions by journalists, he said that the building he has built in 1998 having two-storey and he got the NOC from the KBCA for two storey and later he paid bribes of one lakh each on every roof to KBCA officers.

He said that the officers bribe rates have also increased due to inflation while answering a query he said that “I don’t know how building fell but God Knows it.”

Javed said that construction of illegal buildings in the locality has continued by others as well.

Prime suspect in Rizvia building collapse incident, Javed shifted to Karachi after the security personnel arrested him and his facilitator Mohammad Younas from Punjab.

According to details, 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.

As many as 27 people were lost their life in the building collapse incident.

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.

At least three people, including two children and a woman, were killed as a three-story residential building on July 18, 2017 collapsed at Liaqatabad No 9 in Karachi.

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