On Saturday The death toll in the cloth factory fire in Gujarat reached to 7 on Sunday with the recovery of two more charred bodies as per police.
Narol Police also booked 6 officials of the factory under the section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 114 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and arrested three of them on Sunday.
A big fire at Nadan denim factory of Chiripal group located in Narol locality of the city on Saturday late evening. The death toll in the fire incident reached to 7 on Sunday with the recovery of two more charred bodies this morning in the burnt debris of the Nandan Denim Limited. A case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder was registered against the general manager of the factory, a whole-time director, a fire safety officer, and 3 others.
Police have arrested the general manager, the fire safety officer and a whole-time director.
Meanwhile, a fire department official said the fabricated shed structure of the factory godown had just one staircase with a narrow path without any air ventilation, which resulted in more number of deaths.
“Besides, no fire safety equipment was found working,” he added. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, he said.