Manish Lakra the owner of the missing building in Delhi Mundka, apprehended by police

16 May, 2022 | Riya Girdhar

The Outer District Police nabbed Manish Lakra, the absconding owner of the three-story property in Mundka that caught fire on Saturday, May 14.

The event claimed the lives of as many as 27 persons.

The Delhi Outer District Police captured the absconding owner of the office building that caught fire in Mundka, Delhi, on Sunday, May 15.

The owner of the building in Mundka that caught fire on Saturday, May 14 is Manish Lakra. A major fire broke out at a three-story commercial building near Mundka metro station in west Delhi, killing at least 27 persons.

Manish Lakra, the absconding owner, was apprehended by a dedicated team of Outer District police officers working under the supervision of the Outer District Deputy Commissioner of Police.

On Saturday, Delhi Fire Service Chief Officer Atul Garg stated that the building that caught fire had numerous severe flaws. According to Garg, the structure was not allowed and lacked a Non-Objection Certificate (NOC). According to reports, the fire was started by an electrical surge.

There was just one exit gate, and there was no fire safety. He claimed it was overburdened with equipment and lacked a proper compartment. In the plant, a lot of plastic was used.

“Moreover, there were 50-60 persons in a single room, which was closed from the outside,” the officer added.

Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Chief Minister, has ordered a magisterial investigation into the Mundka fire. He also offered ex gratia payments of Rs 10 lakh to the families of those who died in the fire and Rs 50,000 to the injured.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also announced on Twitter that the families of those who died in the fire will be compensated with Rs 2 lakh. He further stated that the injured would be compensated with Rs 50,000.