Stephen Court fire: Owner arrested from UP

Five months after 43 people were killed when a fire razed the Stephen Court building in the wine-and-dine hub Park Street here, the owner of the century-old heritage was on Tuesday arrested in Uttar Pradesh.

Kolkata: Five months after 43 people were
killed when a fire razed the Stephen Court building in the
wine-and-dine hub Park Street here, the owner of the
century-old heritage was on Tuesday arrested in Uttar Pradesh.
"Sanjay Bagaria was arrested from Saharanpur in Uttar
Pradesh. He will be produced in a court there and will be
taken on transit remand," Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime)
Damayanti Sen told agency.
Asked what action would be taken against him, Sen
said, "He has been absconding for a long time. We will
interrogate him and only then we can know about the nature of
his involvement."

Six persons, including three directors of the building
were issued charge sheets. Liftman Tarun Bagaria and
caretakers Ram Shankar Singh and Joy Praksh Singh were
arrested earlier.

PTI