Fire tragedy in Surat: owner of coaching centre arrested

A day after massive fire in a commercial complex in Gujarat’s Surat, the police on Saturday arrested owner of the coaching centre where as many as 21 persons including students and some teachers have died on Friday.

Surat Police Commissioner Satish Sharma told media persons that the police arrested Bhargav Butani, owner of the coaching centre in Takshashila Arcade in Sarthana area of the city.

“We have lodged FIR against builder and arrested owner of the coaching centre,” Mr. Sharma told media persons.

In the tragedy, more than 15 persons were injured, several of them critical and battling for their lives in various hospital in the city.

The police have also lodged FIR against builder of the complex, who built two additional floors without required permissions and also covered terrace with fibre canopy where coaching centres were running.

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