New Delhi, May 14: The Delhi Police have lodged an FIR in the tragic Mundka fire mishap that claimed 27 lives and injured several others, an official said on Saturday.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Sameer Sharma said that the FIR has been registered under sections 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 308 (Attempt to commit culpable homicide), 120 (Concealing design to commit offense punishable with imprisonment) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
As per reports, most of the people were present on the second floor of the four-storeyed building when the fire broke out on the first floor which housed a CCTV and router manufacturing company last evening.
The police have arrested the owners of that company, identified as Harish Goel and Varun Goel and their antecedents are being examined, said a senior police official.
Meanwhile, the owner of the building, identified as Manish Lakra who resides on the top floor, is absconding. It is yet to be ascertained whether he was present in the building at the time of the incident. However, searches are on to nab him.
Besides the 27 fatalities, 12 persons have sustained burn injuries. However, the death toll in the tragic fire mishap is expected to increase further as fire officials have found more charred remains from the second floor of the ill-fated building.