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Saturday, 18 July 2020

Fire tragedy: Sector 32 PG owner denied bail

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 17

Finding prima facie guilty of the offence in the death of three girls, residing at a PG in Sector 32-D due to fire, the Court of Rajesh Sharma, Additional Sessions Judge, has rejected the bail application of accused Nitesh Bansal, who was running the facility.

The court stated, "There are serious allegations against accused Nitesh Bansal, who after having taken house No. 3325, Sector 32-D, Chandigarh, for running a PG on lease from its owner Gaurav Aneja, raised temporary fiber and wooden partition/structures."

Somehow, fire broke in the house, due to which, girls, who were staying in the house as paying guests, got trapped and three of them even died while few others got injured, the court added.

In the reply, the prosecution said during investigation, statements of relatives of deceased were recorded, from which it transpired that Nitesh Bansal was running an illegal PG, the court stated.

"Therefore, accused Nitesh Bansal is prima facie guilty of the offence under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code. So, this court is not inclined to grant the concession of bail to the petitioner," the court added.

from The Tribune

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