Mundka fire tragedy: Delhi police arrest building owner; The father of another

A day after at least 26 people were killed in a fire at a commercial building near Mundka metro station, Delhi police on Sunday arrested the owner of the building, Manish Lakra, who was a fugitive. This is the third arrest in the fire incident after the company owners Harish and Varun Goel were arrested yesterday.

The owner of the building, Manish Lakra, has been arrested after conducting multiple raids in Delhi and Haryana, Delhi Police said.

Unfortunately, the father of the two arrested yesterday, Amarnath Goel, died after being trapped on the first floor of the building while attending a motivational session.

An FIR was registered against the owners of the company under sections 304 (criminal murder which is not a homicide), 308 (attempted criminal murder), 120 (concealment of design to commit a punishable offense), 34 (acts committed by several persons). . Progress of general purpose).

At least 26 people were killed and 12 others injured in a fire that broke out in a four-storey building on Friday evening. According to the Delhi Fire Service chief, the building was operating without proper clearance and fire NOC.

On Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the site along with Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and called for a magisterial inquiry. Kejriwal has also announced compensation of Rs 10 lakh to each family of the deceased. The Delhi government has promised Rs 50,000 compensation for the injured.

“It simply came to our notice then. We have deployed help to identify the missing and the dead, “Kejriwal told ANI.

The fire was brought under control six hours after the incident was first reported to the fire department at 4:40 pm on Friday. At least 60 people were rescued from the blaze.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh to each family who lost their relatives in the fire and Rs 50,000 to the injured.

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