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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal visits Mundka fire site, orders magisterial inquiry

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The Chief Minister also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh to the family of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured. (Photo: ANI)

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reached the site of the fire near Mundka metro station on Saturday and said that the government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident.

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The Chief Minister also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh to the family of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured.

He was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Cabinet Minister Satyendar Jain.

Talking to reporters, Kejriwal said, ‘I have ordered a magisterial inquiry on behalf of the Delhi government. An ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh will be given to the family of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured. Both the brothers have been arrested. Strict action will be taken against the culprits after investigation.”

Stating that the bodies of the deceased were yet to be identified, the Chief Minister said a DNA test would be conducted to ascertain their identity.

“The bodies of the dead were burnt to such an extent that many of them are yet to be identified. We have deployed help to identify the missing and the dead. We will conduct DNA test through FSL to ascertain the identity of the dead bodies.

“We are waiting for the investigation to know whether any officer or agency is responsible for the incident or not,” Kejriwal said.

A massive fire broke out on Friday evening in which 27 people were killed and 12 were injured. However, the fire was brought under control, informed fire officials.

Also read: Mundka Fire: Burnt Human Remains Found During Search Operation

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