CM Arvind Kejriwal Visits Mundka Fire Incident Spot, Orders Magisterial Inquiry

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Highlights:

  • The chief minister was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Cabinet Minister Satyendar Jain
  • CM Arvind Kejriwal also disclosed a compensation of Rs 10 lakhs for the family of deceased
  • A massive fire had erupted in Delhi causing 27 deaths and injuring 12 injured

On Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reached the fire incident spot near Mundka metro station and mentioned that the government has directed a magisterial inquiry into the incident. The chief minister was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Cabinet Minister Satyendar Jain.

CM Arvind Kejriwal also disclosed a compensation of Rs 10 lakhs for the family of the deceased while the injured will be given Rs 15,000 as ex-gratia. Speaking to the media, Arvind Kejriwal said, “I have ordered a magisterial inquiry on behalf of the Delhi government. Ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh would be given to the family of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured ones. The two brothers have been arrested. Strict action would be taken against the guilty after the investigation.”

He added, “Bodies of the deceased were charred to the extent that many of them have not yet been identified. We have deployed help to identify the missing and the dead. We will conduct the DNA test through FSL to ascertain the identities of mortal remains. We are awaiting the investigation to know if any officer or any agency was responsible for the incident.”

On Friday evening, a massive fire erupted in Delhi causing 27 deaths and 12 injured. However, the blaze was brought under control, as informed by the fire officials.

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