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Delhi building had no fire clearance, owner held

Last updated on: December 08, 2019 20:36 IST

IMAGE: Rehan, the owner of the building at Rani Jhansi Road in New Delhi, where a major fire broke out on Sunday morning, in police custody. Photograph: ANI

The Delhi Police on Sunday arrested the owner of the building in which a fire broke out which claimed the lives of 43 people.


"Rehan and his manager Furkan have been arrested. The police are also interrogating brothers of Rehan -- Shan and Imran. We are also looking for those who were running the factory. We are investigating the matter.

"From the information we have, more or less there is no possibility of more bodies being recovered," DCP, North, Monika Bhardwaj told reporters.

According to police, there was some part of the building, which Rehan had not given on rent.

The four-storey building did not have a fire clearance, said the Delhi Fire Service.

According to Delhi Fire Service Director Atul Garg, the building did not have a fire clearance and no fire safety equipment was found installed on the premises.

A case has been registered under Section 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code against building owner Rehan, who had absconded after the fire broke out.

With PTI inputs

Source: ANI