Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik assures stringent action against the guilty in hospital fire

The police have so far arrested four senior officials of the said hospital on the basis of the FIR filed by the fire service department, the chief minister said.

By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Updated: October 21, 2016 12:55 pm
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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said stringent action will be taken against those responsible for the hospital fire tragedy in which 21 people died and many others were injured. Patnaik, who reached New Delhi this evening to attend a function there tomorrow, told reporters in the national capital that the state government has already ordered the revenue divisional commissioner (RDC), central, to inquire into the matter.

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The police have so far arrested four senior officials of the said hospital on the basis of the FIR filed by the fire service department, the chief minister said, adding, “Stringent action will be taken against those found guilty in the incident.”

Read: Bhubaneswar SUM hospital fire: Death toll now at 22, NHRC steps in

Patnaik’s statement came on a day when Union Health Minister J P Nadda asked Odisha government to ensure that the guilty persons in the hospital fire case do not go “scot-free”.

Nadda along with Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan was here to take stock of the situation arising out of the Monday fire incident.