The rural development minister of Delhi government, Gopal Rai, on Sunday announced a compensation of Rs 5 Lakh to next of kin of the victims and Rs 1 lakh to the injured in the Bawana fire incident.
He also said that an investigation was underway to find the reason for the fire.
" MCD issues license. Delhi government issues license too. The investigation is underway, Probe will reveal who is responsible for the fire," he said.
MCD issues license. Delhi Govt issues licenses too. The investigation is underway, only the probe will reveal who was responsible for it - MCD or Delhi's govt's officers.: Gopal Rai, Delhi Minister #BawanaFirepic.twitter.com/85jlGrUq3G
The Delhi Police Commissioner has transferred the investigation of the Bawana Fire to Crime branch.
A preliminary report released by the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation has stated that the factory was carrying out illegal packing and storing of firecrackers though it had clearance for dealing only with plastic goods.
Delhi State Industrial&Infrastructure Development Corp's preliminary report on #BawanaFire: Activity mentioned at time of allotment was plastic goods.It was gathered from site that it was being used to carry out packing/storage of fire crackers/explosives w/o obtaining clearances