17 Dead In Delhi Fire, Owner Of Firecracker Storage Unit Arrested

Seventeen people including 10 women were killed in a massive fire that ripped through a firecracker warehouse in north Delhi’s Bawana industrial area on Saturday evening. Two others – a man and a woman – managed to escape; they jumped from the terrace of the three-storey building as the fire spread, and have sustained injuries. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was attacked by the opposition for visiting the site almost five hours after the fire started – has ordered an inquiry into the incident. The police have arrested the owner of the firecracker packaging unit.

Police said that they apprehended Jain from his house on Saturday late night after the incident and booked him under sections 285 (Negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible matter), 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 337 ( Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the IPC and Explosives Act at Bawana Police Station Station.



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