Mohali, Feb. 14 -- Five days after a JCB operator was killed in a building collapse on the Kharar-Landran road that housed the office of Ambika Infrastructure, a real estate development firm, now the builder Parveen Kumar, owner of Ambika Group and contractor Pankaj Kumar levelled allegations against each other of digging up the basement beyond permissible limit.

Both of them have recorded their statements with Kharar sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Himanshu Jain through their legal counsels in the ongoing inquiry, for which the report is yet to be submitted.

In his statement Parveen Kumar alleged that the contractor dug up the basement beyond permissible limit without informing him. Whereas contractor Pankaj Kumar alleged that he carried...