2006 Meerut fire tragedy: SC appoints one-member commission for probe
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Supreme court on Thursday appointed a one-member commission to probe the 2006 Meerut fire tragedy in which around 60 people were killed.
The apex court has appointed its ex-judge SB Sinha to inquire into tragedy and submit the report by January 31, 2015.
In its order, the court also asked the UP government to pay an interim compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family members of the deceased, Rs 2 lakh to the seriously injured.
On the evening of April 10 2006, fire spread through a consumer electronic fair in Victoria Park in city allegedly after a short circuit.
An estimated 2000 people were at the fair when the fire broke out leading to stampede like situation which ended in tragedy.
The police had booked the organisers of the fair and and some others but they failed to appear before the court and were declared absconders, reports from the time said.
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