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Hotel inferno: DFS finds negligence, Delhi Police issues lookout notices

Hotel inferno: DFS finds negligence, Delhi Police issues lookout notices
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New Delhi: The Delhi Fire Services had compiled their action taken report (ATR) on the inferno inside the Karol Bagh's hotel which killed 17 persons and sent to the Delhi Government. Meanwhile, the Delhi Police had issued lookout notices against two persons. Chief Fire Officer (DFS) Atul Garg confirmed that they have sent ATR report of the inspection which they have conducted in the hotel on Wednesday.

"The report had all details of action taken by DFS," said Garg.

Sources claimed that Delhi Fire Services (DFS) had also find negligence from the part of the hotel. Police claimed that for making walls and partition between two rooms, plastic and combustible materials were used.

"For the emergency exit, no display of proper signage and in the kitchen walls also combustible materials found," added police.

At the place of occurrence, there was no panic alarm.

"A temporary structure who can catch fire anytime was erected on the rooftop of the hotel," revealed the police investigation. The initial investigation by Delhi Police in the Karol Bagh's hotel fire incident revealed that some blockage was there in the emergency exit route of the hotel.

Use of technology and look out notices

The Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Thursday visited the spot with the two arrested hotel employees for scene recreation. The police officers used laser 3D imaging at the spot for clarity.

"It was used for the first time in Delhi. Through laser 3D imaging, video and photographs can be taken and later stretch for minute details," said an officer.

The officer further claimed that the accused had given them their versions regarding the incident like from where the fire started, where were they and other details.

Delhi Police Crime Branch issues Look Out Circular (LOC) against the two persons including the owner of the hotel Arpit Palace. At the time of the incident in Arpit Palace 60 Guests and 12 hotel employees were present and more than 30 rooms were occupied. Hotel stairs had wooden cascading and there were many combustible materials inside the hotel which act as a catalyst in spreading the fire.

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