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Mundka Fire: Absconding Building Owner Manish Lakra Arrested

A total of 27 people died and several people were injured in the fire incident near Mundka Metro station on May 13. At least 50 people have been rescued so fa

Fire Brigade personnel douse a massive fire which broke out at an office building near the Mundka Metro Station, in West Delhi, in the wee hours of Saturday, May 14, 2022. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: The absconding owner of a building in outer Delhi’s Mundka, where a massive fire broke out leaving 27 people dead, has been arrested two days after the incident.

A total of 27 people died and several people were injured in the fire incident near Mundka Metro station on May 13. At least 50 people have been rescued so far.

Of the 27 retrieved bodies, only seven have been identified till Saturday afternoon.

“We have arrested the absconding building owner Manish Lakra after conducting raids in Delhi and Haryana” PTI reported citing Sameer Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer).

Lakhra is a resident of Mundka village, he said.

Nineteen people are still missing and there was little hope of finding survivors.

(With inputs from PTI)

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