Garib Nagar Fire: Resident held for staging the entire incident

The accused poured kerosene on roofs of huts. One of them allegedly opened a gas cylinder and let it blow up. There were around six people involved in staging the fire

Garib Nagar Fire: Resident held for staging the entire incident
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A massive fire broke out at Garib Nagar slum near Bandra railway station. It was a possibility that this fire wasn’t an accident but a staged scenario.Upon investigation, a local resident was arrested for his alleged role in the fire.

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The said incident had happened on Thursday, which has left hundreds of people homeless. A certain Shabbir Khan has been booked under several IPC sections for criminal conspiracy, endangering lives and safety of people, and causing a fire with an intent to destroy a house.

According to reports in India Today, the accused poured kerosene on roofs of huts. One of them allegedly opened a gas cylinder and let it blow up. There were around six people involved in staging the fire.

The gas cylinder was opened after officials reached the area to demolish houses as per the High Court's instructions. Most of the houses in the area have been built illegally, and locals had been informed of the demolition work in advance. On Thursday, they opposed the move and the fire broke out.

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