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Bawana factory fire: Son of owner arrested

PTI
Published : May 23, 2018, 11:25 am IST
Updated : May 23, 2018, 11:25 am IST

Police had arrested 2 co-owners, their 2 partners in connection with the incident.

The police had filed a charge sheet in the case against seven people in March this year. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)
 The police had filed a charge sheet in the case against seven people in March this year. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

New Delhi: The Delhi Police on May 22 arrested the son of one of the owners of a firecracker factory in outer Delhi where 17 people were killed in a massive blaze earlier this year, the police said.

A fire had broken out in the storage unit on the ground floor of the two-storey building in Bawana on January 20 and had engulfed the entire structure. 

Of the 17 killed, 10 were women. A man and a woman were also injured in the incident.

Read: 17 killed in fire at cracker factory in Delhi's Bawana; owner arrested

Police had arrested two co-owners Manoj Jain and Lalit Goyal in connection with the incident and later also arrested Surjeet Goyal and Girish Rathore, their partners in another factory in Bawana. 

The crime branch on Wednesday arrested Jain's son Rinku (25) after they found that he was also responsible for the incident. He was produced before a city court that sent him to a judicial custody, the police said.

A couple of people alleged that Rinku locked the factory from outside and fled from the spot. However, the police said that they have found no evidence to substantiate the allegations.

The police had filed a charge sheet in the case against seven people in March this year.

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