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Hotel Arpit Palace in KarolBagh, New Delhi, where a fire killed 17 people on Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Owner of Arpit Palace hotel where fire killed 17, is on the run: Cops

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 11:19 AM IST
During initial probe, police found that the hotel was being run by someone else while the licence was issued in Goel’s name. He has been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, which is punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment, police said.
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Ambulances and fire tender seen outside the Hotel Arpit Palace after a massive fire broke out there, Karol Bagh in New Delhi, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Ambulances and fire tender seen outside the Hotel Arpit Palace after a massive fire broke out there, Karol Bagh in New Delhi, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Why fire at Karol Bagh’s Arpit Palace hotel claimed 17 lives?

By Shiv Sunny and Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 10:27 AM IST
Such was the intensity of the blaze at Karol Bagh’s Arpit Palace hotel that by the time the fire department arrived that a firefighter had fallen unconscious after inhaling smoke and received superficial skin burns on his hand as he entered the building.
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