Police arrest owner, contractor over Narela footwear factory fire
3 November, 2022 | Pranay Lad
The owner and a contractor of the footwear factory in Narela, where a fire broke out the day before and left two people dead and 18 wounded, have been detained by Delhi police.
Sahil Garg, the owner of the plant, and Vasudev Yadav, a contractor, were detained in this matter. Following a fire incident on Tuesday, Delhi Police filed a charge under several sections of the Indian Penal Code against the proprietor of a footwear factory in Narela.
18 people were hurt and two people died in a fire on Tuesday morning at a footwear factory in Narela, the national capital, according to officials. The fire was eventually put out.
The injured people are receiving treatment at the Ram Manohar Lohia and Safdarjung hospitals.
“A PCR call was received this morning at 9:41 am stating that a fire had started on the second floor of a footwear business in the E block of the Narela Industrial Area.
A team was dispatched to the scene of the event right away. 20 individuals in total were saved, of them, 18 are receiving medical care and 2 have passed away “Devesh Kumar Mahla, DCP for Outer North Delhi, said to a media outlet on Tuesday.
At about 9:35 am, we got a call from PCR informing us of the event. 15 fire tenders were sent to the scene right away. The facility included chemicals and raw materials, which contributed to the spread of the fire “The media agency was informed by Sandeep Duggal, DO of the Delhi Fire Department.
According to Duggal, who cited a contractor employed by the facility, 300 workers there left on their own, and neighbours had set up ladders to aid in the evacuation.