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Factory owner held for blaze that killed 6

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: November 5, 2013 1:20 am

Police have arrested the owner of the factory in Central Delhi,where six labourers were killed in a fire on Saturday evening.

According to the FIR registered by the police at the Ranjit Nagar police station,the investigating officer has alleged that the ground floor of the factory had inflammable adhesive,jars of kerosene and glue. The inflammable substances stored in the factory,located near the Shadipur bus depot,could have caused the fire to spread quickly inside the factory,police said.

The first floor of the factory,where handloom hosiery and handicrafts were stored,was destroyed in the blaze.

In the FIR,one of those injured in the fire alleged,“The owner had been told to shift his factory to another place several times because there was only one exit to the building,which could prove dangerous in case of any accident.”

Investigating officers said they were yet to ascertain the cause of fire and had sent a report regarding the incident to the Fire department. Police also suspect mischief by unknown persons.

On Saturday evening,the two-storey building housing a women’s purse factory was gutted when a fire broke out at 5.55 pm.

Nine fire tenders were sent to the spot and the blaze was doused after three hours.

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