Bawana fire: Delhi court sends firecracker storage unit owner to five-day police custody

New Delhi: A Delhi court has sent the owner of the firecracker storage unit in Bawana area in Delhi, where 17 people were killed in a massive blaze, to five-day police custody.

The fire-crackers factory where 17 persons died in a massive blaze at Bawana, in New Delhi. PTI

The fire-crackers factory where 17 persons died in a massive blaze at Bawana, in New Delhi. PTI

Metropolitan Magistrate Jitendra Pratap Singh allowed the police custody of accused Manoj Jain, 49, who was arrested on 21 January in connection with the fire tragedy which took place on 20 January.

A probe revealed it was a factory of "cold firecrackers" used in stage shows and Holi celebrations, the police had said.

The fire had started in the storage unit on the ground floor of the two-storey building and ripped through the structure. Of the 17 killed, ten were women. A man and woman were also injured.

Police said an FIR had been registered under Indian Penal Code sections relating to culpable homicide not amounting to murder, and negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible material. The maximum punishment under the sections is 10 years.


Updated Date: Jan 24, 2018 14:44 PM

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