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Govt may order magisterial inquiry into fire at DTC depot

Delhi government may order a magisterial inquiry into the incident of a major fire in which 17 low floor air-conditioned buses of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), costing over Rs 10 crore, were gutted.



New Delhi: Delhi government may order a magisterial inquiry into the incident of a major fire in which 17 low floor air-conditioned buses of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), costing over Rs 10 crore, were gutted.

The incident had taken place in the wee hours of January 1 at south Delhi's Ambedkar Nagar depot of the DTC.

Transport department may order a magisterial inquiry into the fire incident in next couple of days.

"A magisterial inquiry will be ordered by transport commissioner Gyanesh Bharti in next one or two days," said a senior DTC official.

After the incident, DTC's Chairman-cum-Managing Director Debashree Mukherjee had appointed a three-member fact finding committee headed by Deputy Chief General Manager (Mechanical).

"Magistrate will probe the incident and DTC's fact finding committee will be submitting its report to him or her," the official said.

The AC buses gutted in the fire were procured in 2009 at a cost of over Rs 60 lakh each around four years back. All other buses were immediately taken out of the depot following the fire.

The fire, however, did not engulf a CNG filling station which was close to the parked buses.

Police have already registered a case under section 336 IPC (act endangering life or personal safety of others) and section 427 IPC (mischief causing damage).

"We are also investigating this case from all possible angles," said a senior police official.  

From Zee News

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