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Delhi Bawana fire case: Factory owner sent to five-day police custody

A massive fire broke out yesterday killing 17 people and injuring two others at a firecracker unit in outer Delhi's Bawana industrial area.

Published: 24th January 2018 04:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th January 2018 04:03 PM   |  A+A-

Fire fighters stand outside the two-storey cracker factory which caught fire in north Delhi's Bawana Industrial Area on Saturday. (File | PTI)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Wednesday remanded the owner of the firecracker unit in outer Delhi's Bawana industrial area, to five-day police custody.

Earlier on January 21, Manoj Jain, owner of the firecracker unit in outer Delhi's Bawana industrial area, where a massive fire broke out yesterday killing 17 people and injuring two others, was arrested by the Delhi Police.

The industrial area recorded three fires on January 20 - the first around 4 pm in a carpet manufacturing company in Sector 1, the second in the firecracker unit in Sector 5, and the third in Sector 3 at 7.30pm.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ordered an inquiry into the fire while announcing an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the family of the deceased and Rs 1 lakh to the injured. 

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