Fire in Delhi: the owners rented 18 portions of the Anaj Mandi factory, police say

NEW DELHI: The Delhi police discovered that there were 18 portions that had been rented by the owners of the four floors. Anaj Mandi factory , where a fire killed 43 people on Sunday.

According to police officers, a 3D laser scan of the incident site was made for the ground and first floor and the exercise is likely to be completed on Wednesday.

The 3D imagination is being used to capture the area outside the building to understand how many entry and exit points were available when the fire occurred.

3D laser scanning started on Monday. The technique was also used after the fire incident at the Arpit Palace Hotel in Karol Bagh that killed 17 people earlier this year.

So far, an autopsy of 40 bodies was performed and a team from the Central Laboratory of Forensic Sciences, CBI (CFSL), will visit the site on Wednesday.

The team at the Forensic Science Laboratory, Rohini, visited the site on Sunday and Monday and collected samples.

Police recorded the statement of six others injured on Tuesday. The day before, they had registered the declaration of 7 injured people.

The debris will be removed from the site on Wednesday by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) after the visit of the CFSL team.

Police also contacted the SDM for the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) dog squad to explore any possibility that the human being is still trapped under the rubble.

On Sunday, police arrested Rehan and his manager Furkan. Rehan told police that part of the building was owned by his brother-in-law Suhail and another by his brother Imran.

It was discovered that there were 18 rooms/portions that were allowed out, police said.

Police are raiding to catch Suhail and Imran to determine who had rented their portions, they said.

There were four electrical connections and illegal submeters were installed for the tenants, an aspect being investigated, police said.

The Delhi government ordered a masterful investigation of the tragedy, the worst fire accident in the national capital since the Uphaar movie fire in 1997 that claimed 59 lives, and sought a report in seven days.