Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday visited the building in Mundka where 27 people were killed in a fire on Friday. During this, CM Kejriwal has ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident after taking information about the situation from the officials. Along with this, the Delhi government has announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to the next of kin of the dead and Rs 50,000 to the injured.
Expressing his condolences to the dead, Chief Minister Kejriwal has spoken of getting their bodies DNA tested to identify them. Kejriwal said that whoever is found guilty behind this accident will not be spared. The rescue operation is going on continuously.
At least 27 people were killed and 12 others were injured when a fire broke out in a four-storey commercial building located near Mundka metro station in the western area on Friday evening. Police sources said the fire started from the first floor of the building where the office of a company manufacturing CCTV cameras and routers was located. He said that more than 30 fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the fire.
The owners of the company – Harish Goyal and Varun Goel – have been arrested and the owner of the building has been identified as Manish Lakra, police said. Who lived on the top floor of the same building and a case has been registered against him under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Along with the fire department, the NDRF team is engaged in the rescue operation. It is feared that some people are still trapped inside.