Bawana fire: Delhi govt announces 5 lakh ex-gratia to victims

Delhi Minister Gopal Rai also said that an investigation was set up in the Labour Department. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 21, 2018, 02.33 PM (IST)

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.

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 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.  

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