Friday, September 30, 2022

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal visits Mundka fire site, orders magisterial enquiry

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On Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the scene of the fire at the Mundka metro station and said that the government has launched a magisterial investigation into the event.

The Chief Minister also declared a Rs 10 lakh compensation for the deceased’s family, as well as an ex-gratia payment of Rs 50,000 to the injured. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Cabinet Minister Satyendar Jain joined him.

Speaking to reporters, Kejriwal said, “I have ordered a magisterial enquiry on behalf of the Delhi government. Ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh would be given to the family of the deceased ones 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.”

The Chief Minister stated that the remains of the deceased had not yet been recognised and that DNA testing will be done to determine their identities.

“Bodies of the deceased were charred to the extent that many of them have not been identified yet. We have deployed help to identify the missing and the dead. We will conduct the DNA test through the FSL to ascertain identities of the mortal remains,” he said.

“We are awaiting the investigation to know if any officer or an agency was responsible for the incident,” Kejriwal said.

On Friday evening, a large fire broke out, killing 27 people and injuring 12 more in the horrific occurrence.

The flame, however, was brought under control, according to fire officials.

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