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Chandni Chowk fire: Delhi Police registers FIR as over 110 shops gutted

In one of the most destructive fire incidents in Delhi's bustling Chandni Chowk area, nearly 110 shops have been destroyed completely or partially. The fire that started on Friday evening took over 24 hours to get doused completely.

Edited By: Shubham Bajpai New Delhi Published on: June 15, 2024 7:51 IST
FIR registered in Chandni chowk fire incident
Image Source : PTI Firefighters and others stand near damaged shops after a fire broke out at Chandni Chowk

Delhi Police have registered an FIR in the Chandni Chowk fire incident in which over 110 shops were completely or partially gutted while a fireman was injured on Friday. 

According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (north) Manoj Kumar Meena, an FIR has been registered in the incident. “We have registered an FIR at Kotwali police station and investigation has been commenced into the matter”, said DCP Meena.

“One fireman has suffered superficial burns during the ongoing fire fighting operation," he added. The FIR is registered under IPC sections 285 and 337 has been registered at Kotwali police station and the matter is being investigated.

Giving details the police said, “An FIR has been registered in the Chandni Chowk fire incident. The cause of the fire is a matter of investigation. The fire spread to the shops in the Katra.”

The police further added, “ The fire has now almost died out and around 110-120 shops have been completely or partially affected. One fireman had suffered superficial burns during the ongoing firefighting operation.”

Goods and property worth crores destroyed

Notably, the fire engulfed the Old Katra Marwadi Market on Thursday evening destroying goods and property worth crores of rupees. According to fire department officials, two buildings collapsed during the fire fighting operations with over 100 shops, including that of saari, chunni, dupatta and other combustible materials, were completely gutted but no loss of life was reported.

The officials of the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) had said that over 50 fire tenders and 200 personnel worked the whole night to bring the blaze under control.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (north) Manoj Kumar Meena had said, "On Thursday, around 5 pm, a PCR call was received in Katra Marwari, Nai Sarak, Chandani Chowk. Immediately police and fire teams responded. The adjoining shops were evacuated and necessary assistance was provided to the fire department to douse the fire."

(With PTI Inputs)

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