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Bawana factory fire: Suspected suppliers of explosives quizzed

New Delhi: The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has questioned several people suspected to have supplied explosives to the owners of the factory in Rohini's Bawana, where 17 persons died after a fire broke out on January 20.
One of the investigators in the probe told Millennium Post that the reason behind the questioning them was to check the dealings between the accused owners and the source.
"During questioning of the accused, they told us a few names. We questioned these people and are checking their licenses," said the investigator.
Cops are now trying to find out to whom were the explosives meant to be delivered.
Police said that after finding out a godown in Bawana, no new godowns have been found in Delhi so far.
The Crime Branch has written to Controller of Explosives in Faridabad to examine the site of the accident.
Police sources claimed that during interrogation, the accused factory owners claimed that had started the business a few months ago and did not have any idea about handling a large amount of explosives.
The Crime Branch officials had also questioned owners of the other nearby factories, who told cops that they had seen the factory begin operations only a few months ago, but were completely unaware of any explosives being packed inside the building.
While the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, the team of Crime Branch – led by ACP Anil Dureja and comprising Inspector Rajiv Ranjan – is continuously monitoring the probe.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Joy Tirkey is himself keeping a tab on every detail of the case.
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