Court Allows Police Custody Of Bawana Fire starters

Bawana Fire: Court Allows 5-Day Police Custody Of Accused

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: A Delhi court has sent the owner of the firecracker storage unit in Bawana area, where 17 people were killed in a massive blaze, to five-days police custody. Metropolitan Magistrate Jitendra Pratap Singh allowed the police custody of accused Manoj Jain, 49, who was arrested on January 21 in connection with the fire tragedy which took place on January 20th.

Police had said that a probe revealed a factory of “cold firecrackers” used in stage shows and Holi celebrations. 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.

 

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