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Delhi HC takes cognizance of fire at coaching center in Mukherjee Nagar, issues notice

Maharanee Kumari
Delhi HC takes cognizance of fire at coaching center in Mukherjee Nagar issues notice
Delhi HC takes cognizance of fire at coaching center in Mukherjee Nagar issues notice

The Delhi High Court has taken suo motu cognizance of the fire that broke out at a coaching center in Mukherjee Nagar area on Thursday.

The Delhi High Court has taken suo motu cognizance of the fire that broke out at a coaching center in the Mukherjee Nagar area on Thursday. The High Court has issued notices to the Delhi Government, Delhi Fire Service, MCD, and Delhi Police and sought answers. All agencies have to file a reply in two weeks. Along with this, the court has also directed the Fire Service Department to conduct a fire safety audit of such coaching institutes.

took suo motu cognizance of media reports

The vacation bench of Justice Jasmeet Singh and Justice Vikas Mahajan said that on the basis of the news published in today's newspaper and the WhatsApp message going viral on social media, we are taking suo motu cognizance of the incident. According to the news newspaper, about 500 students were present in the coaching center where the fire broke out. The fire started due to a short circuit. We are issuing notices to Delhi Government, Delhi Fire Service, MCD, and Delhi Police.

'What steps were taken to avoid the fire'

Apart from this, the court asked the Delhi Fire Service Department to conduct a fire safety audit of all such coaching institutes, where hundreds of students come to take part in coaching. The Fire Service Department will ascertain whether necessary safety measures have been taken in such buildings to avoid fire and in case of fire. Along with this, the department will also ensure whether these institutions have fire safety certificates or not.

The court asked all the agencies to file their reply in two weeks. Now this matter will be taken up in front of the Chief Justice's bench for the next hearing on July 3.

Students descended from the building with the help of ropes

On Wednesday, a fire broke out in a coaching center in the Mukherjee Nagar area of ?Delhi. According to Delhi Police, the fire started around 11.45-11.50 am. The fire broke out in an electric meter on the third floor of the building. After the smoke rose, the children came down with the help of a rope from behind the building in panic. This rope was thrown to the students by the people present below. Meanwhile, people had spread mattresses below, on which the students jumped from the building. According to the police, a total of 61 people have been admitted to the hospital. Of these, 50 people were discharged from the hospital on Thursday itself.