43 Killed in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi Fire, Owners in Police Custody
The Delhi government has ordered a magisterial probe into the fire. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court on Monday, 9 December, sent factory owner Rehan and manager Furkan to 14-day police custody for interrogation, after a fire at their factory killed at least 43 people on Sunday.
Atul Garg, Chief Fire Officer, Delhi Fire Service (DFS), said that the building in Anaj Mandi did not have a fire clearance from the DFS, and no fire safety equipment were found installed in the premises.
Speaking to The Quint locals claimed that there were at least 10-20 factories in the same lane.
- At least 43 people have been killed. 64 people were rescued and 21 are said to be critical
- Most deaths have occurred due to suffocation and inhaling smoke, the hospitals have said
- The Delhi government has ordered a magisterial probe into the fire. The cause of the fire is not yet known
- Compensations for those affected have been announced by the Delhi govt, Delhi BJP and the PMO
CM Kejriwal, Manoj Tiwari Reach the Spot, Announce Compensations
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reached the spot of the incident at Rani Jhansi Raod, soon after Delhi BJP Chief Manojr Tiwari.
Kejriwal announced that a magisterial inquiry has been ordered in the incident and that a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to the immediate families of those who lost their lives and Rs 1 lakh each to those injured will be given by the government.
“The expense of medical treatment of those injured to be borne by the government,” he said.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, meanwhile, announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of the deceased and Rs 25,000 for those injured from the BJP.
Case Registered Against Building Owner
A case has been registered under section 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code against owner of the building in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi.
According to news agency ANI, the owner, Rehan is currently absconding.
After CM, Delhi BJP, PMO Announces Ex-Gratia of Rs 2 Lakh for the Deceased
After the Delhi Government and Delhi BJP announced compensations for each of the deceased and injured, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the kin of those who lost their lives due to tragic fire in Delhi.
PM has also approved Rs 50,000 each for those seriously injured in the fire.
Delhi CM Meets With Injured at Hospital
Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal, on Sunday 8 December, met with those injured in the fire at Delhi’s Rani Jhansi road.
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