AMRI hospital fire: Two more arrests



Kolkata: Two management staff of the AMRI hospital where 90 persons, mostly patients, choked to death from a fire in the basement on December nine, were arrested on Monday.

AMRI, vice-president, administration, Pritha Banerjee and a staff member Sajid Hussain who were in charge of the hospital on the night of the fire, were arrested, police sources said.

This took the total number of arrests to eleven. The two were remanded to police custody till January 30 by a court here.

They were charged under sections 304 (culpable homicide, not amounting to murder), 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 285 (negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible matter) and 34 (common intention) of IPC as also under West Bengal fire services Act.

PTI