Delhi fire mishap: Police book organisers

Delhi Police today registered a case of causing death due to negligence against the organisers of a transgender meet in north-east Delhi where a fire killed at least 14 people.

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2011, 11:50 AM IST

New Delhi: Delhi Police today registered a
case of causing death due to negligence against the organisers
of a transgender meet in north-east Delhi where a fire killed
at least 14 people.

Police sources said a case was registered against the
organisers of the meet in Nand Nagri.

Fourteen eunuchs were killed and over 40 others injured
last night when a major fire swept through the community hall
where the congregation of the community was taking place.

Sources said the organisers had not taken the requisite
permission from fire brigade and police for holding the
meeting.

They said prima facie the reason for the fire appeared to
be a short circuit in the kitchen area and that the fire
spread from there.

The tents erected on the grounds of the community hall
were completely gutted and the entire premises were engulfed
in flames.

Delhi government has ordered a thorough probe into the
fire incident.

PTI