Mundka fire: Manish Lakra, owner of Delhi building where 27 people were killed, arrested | Latest Delhi News

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Police had earlier said the building near Mundka metro station had no NOC fire.

Delhi police have arrested Manish Lakra, the owner of the advertisement which caught fire near Mundka metro station on Friday night, killing at least 27 people and injuring 17 others “We caught Manish Lakra. He was arrested during raids carried out to catch him,” said DCP (outer district) Samir Sharma.

Police had earlier said the building had no NOC fire.

“The building did not have a fire NOC. The owner of the building has been identified as Manish Lakra who lived on the top floor. Lakra is currently on the run, crews are at work and he will be caught soon,” Sharma told reporters.

Police have already arrested the two men – Harish Goyal and his brother Varun Goyal – and are on the hunt for the building owner who allegedly managed to escape the fire with his family from the top floor apartment by climbing over the roof of an adjacent building.

According to the police, the Goyal brothers were arrested on the lack of fire safety devices in the premises, despite nearly 250 employees working in their company, and the storage of flammable materials in large quantities on the floors.

Police said they would seek reports of violations involving the building and the businesses therein from the fire department, the civic body, the Department of Commerce and other relevant departments.


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