Bawana fire: Police files chargesheet against factory owner, 6 others

New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 21, 2018, 12:06 PM(IST)

The massive fire that broke out in Delhi's Bawana industrial area on January 21 which caused the deaths of 17 people, including 10 women.  Photograph:( Others )

Delhi Police on Wednesday filed a charge sheet in a city court against the owner of a firecracker factory in northwest Delhi, where 17 people were killed in a massive blaze earlier this year.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gagandeep Singh, before whom the police filed the document, took cognisance of the charge sheet and summoned factory owner Manoj Jain, co-owner Lalit Goyal and five others as accused before it on April 4.

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

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

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