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Wednesday, May 18, 2022



Mundka Fire: Three officers suspended as MCD cracks whip

May 18, 2022 2:45 am

The civic body will also initiate vigilance inquiry action against a junior engineer posted in the area in 2011-2012 when the building came up, North MCD commissioner Sanjay Goel told The Indian Express.

Mundka fire investigation: Building owner ‘may have used fake documents’

May 18, 2022 9:57 am

Mundka fire investigation update: The building owner, Manish Lakra, was arrested two days after the fire killed 27 and was in judicial custody since then.

At time of fire, post of licensing inspector in Mundka was vacant

May 16, 2022 10:38 pm

Sushil Gautam was posted as inspector on Friday, the same day the fire broke out. His predecessor Sandeep Kumar Kaushik was relieved on May 4, and from then till May 13, the post was vacant.

Mundka fire: Bodies charred beyond recognition, forensic lab has tough task at hand

May 17, 2022 1:28 am

So far, only eight out of the 27 bodies have been identified and the rest are not just “highly charred”, but also have no jewellery or clothes that can help with identification.

Mundka fire: Building owner held, had applied for factory licence in 2016, says police

May 16, 2022 5:55 am

Police also found that the Goel brothers, who ran the company Cofe Impex Private Limited where the fire started, were shifting operations to a new, bigger office in Noida. The duo have been arrested as well.

Mundka fire: In 2015, building was rented by BJP man as poll office

May 16, 2022 5:49 am

In the run-up to the 2015 Delhi Assembly polls, BJP candidate from Mundka, Master Azad Singh, had used the building as his poll office.

At a colony near Mundka, several homes in mourning: ‘The tragedy has swept everyone here’

May 16, 2022 7:36 am

Among the eight identified on Saturday, two women from the colony — Ranju Devi (34) and her distant relative Yashoda Devi (35) — lived in adjacent lanes, a few decrepit houses separating theirs.

A common refrain in Mundka fire: What if we never find them?

May 16, 2022 7:38 am

Like several other family members of victims who died in the blaze, Ismail (27) went from the mortuary to the emergency care unit of Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital several times on Sunday, hoping to find some trace of his sister.

Mundka fire: Delhi Police arrest owner of building where 27 died in fire

May 15, 2022 12:21 pm

Deputy commissioner of police of Outer District Sameer Sharma confirmed that the absconding owner of the building, Manish Lakra, was arrested by a team after conducting multiple raids in Delhi and Haryana.

A choked exit, rooms full of smoke, and windows that wouldn’t break – survivors recall Mundka fire horror

May 15, 2022 7:47 am

They recalled they first started to panic when electricity in the building was cut-off, and as people tried to make their way downstairs from the only exit, they noticed smoke coming from the bottom.


Scenes of death and despair as fire engulfs Delhi building

May 14, 2022 5:37 pm

27 dead, several missing after fire engulfs commercial building near Delhi's Munka Metro Station