Delhi CM Kejriwal meets heroes involved in Mundka fire rescue
- Last Friday, a massive fire spread through the three floors of the building where a CCTV and Wi-Fi router assembling unit was being run illegally.
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday met a group of people who rescued dozens of people trapped from the multi-storey building in Mundka where at least 27 people died in a fire last week.
“Such heroes prove that Delhiites stand together as a family during all highs and lows. We all have to be united and always help each other and work together,” said Kejriwal, after interacting with the group.
Last Friday, a massive fire spread through the three floors of the building where a CCTV and Wi-Fi router assembling unit was being run illegally. Nearly 70 employees and other representatives of the company were present since the firm had organised a motivational lecture for its staff. The firefighters, police and disaster relief teams had a tough time retrieving bodies from the buildings as they were completely charred.
On Tuesday, 20-25 people, who came forward to help people escape from the building on Friday, met the CM at the Delhi Secretariat.
Meanwhile, Delhi government in a statement said that the CM has received several complaints about the BJP-ruled MCD threatening them with “bulldozers”. “We will not allow bulldozer action and sealing under our watch. It is not fundamentally correct to destroy people’s houses and shops by running bulldozers over them like this. I had a meeting with my MLAs and told them that even if they have to go to jail, they have to stand with the people,” said the CM in a statement.
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday sought a response from Panjab University on a plea by two senators, seeking quashing of a varsity notice to hold syndicate polls and a stay on the exercise as an interim measure. The one-year term of the last syndicate had ended in December 2020, but the elections could not be held due to repeated delays in the senate polls amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
An assistant sub-inspector with the Panchkula police was killed after The deceased, ASI Ramgopal's PCR vehicle rammed into a divider on the Sector 20/21 dividing road on Thursday. The deceased, ASI Ramgopal, was a resident of Mauli, Panchkula. According to police, the PCR vehicle was moving at a high speed and overturned after ramming into a divider. Police said Ramgopal had joined the force on February 7, 1990, and was currently posted with the PCR wing, Sector 21
In view of the rainy and wildlife breeding seasons, the UT administration has announced closure of the Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary for general public for three months. The sanctuary, which is normally accessible from two gates in Kansal and Saketri, will remain closed from July 1 to October 1 and reopen on October 2, according to a notice issued by UT deputy conservator of forests Abdul Qayum.
The UT administration on Thursday appointed two assistant estate officers (AEOs) instead of one as was earlier the practice. A Punjab Civil Services officer, Harjeet Singh Sandhu, who was AEO for several months now, has been designated as AEO-I. A UT official said the move was aimed at clearing the backlog of cases in Estate Office and improve its working. Another PCS officer, Sorabh Kumar Arora will also hold the charge of land acquisition officer, relieving Tejdeep Singh Saini.
The 21-year-old driver of the SUV that claimed the life of a 15-year-old girl near Botanical Garden, Dhanas, on Tuesday, was arrested on Thursday, police said. The accused driver, Surbhi, 21, hails from Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, and is presently staying at Omaxe City, New Chandigarh. According to police, Surbhi is a second-year student of MA at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh. She was immediately granted bail.