Police say that they are still checking the papers and documents of the floatel, and unless that is completed, no cognisance can be taken.
MUMBAI: Two days after the floatel, Ark Deck Bar sunk into the sea, the Mumbai police have neither registered any complaint nor an FIR against the owners. Police say that they are still checking the papers and documents of the floatel, and unless that is completed, no cognisance can be taken.
On Friday at 1.30pm, the Ark Deck Bar, a floating restaurant-cum-bar, the first of its kind in the city, capsized in the sea near the Bandra-Worli Sealink after its anchor scraped against rocks, which made it tilt thereby leading to the sea water gushing in via a hole created by the collision.
The boat was moving from the Bandra jetty to Bhaucha Dhakka at Mazgaon as part of the safety protocol before the monsoon.
Two days after this incident, the Bandra police have not registered any complaint in the matter as nobody from either the crew or the cruise board approached them to take cognisance.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Zone 9, Paramjit Singh Dahiya said, “Since there were no casualties and no crew member was hurt in the incident, no possible case was registered on Friday. However, after the incident, we have started checking with the authorities whether the company that owned and operated the boat had proper documentation and permission.”
When The Asian Age contacted Deputy Commissioner of Police (Port Zone), Dr Rashmi Karandikar, she said, “We were not approached by anyone to register a complaint, hence there was no probe from our side.”