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Vidhyadhar Nagar fire: 3 firemen suspended, 2 officers served chargesheet for negligence

The local residents alleged that it took fire tenders almost two hours to reach the spot after being informed about the blaze.

February 1, 2018, 10:30 am

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Jaipur fire: Victims being rushed to hospital in an ambulance.

Jaipur: Three firemen were suspended, while chargesheets were served upon chief fire officer (CFO) Jalaj Dhasiya and assistant fire officer (AFO) Rajendra Nagar for the alleged negligence in responding to the fire incident that claimed lives of five members of a family in Vidhyadhar Nagar area in Jaipur early on Saturday. Read more about the family: Jaipur: A family and its dreams that were charred to death in Vidhyadhar Nagar fire The local residents alleged that it took fire tenders almost two hours to reach the spot after being informed about the blaze. They demonstrated and demanded a strict action against the fire department officers.  They even registered a complaint with Vidhyadhar Nagar police station accusing fire department of negligence. Those who were suspended are Harphool,Badhana Anoop Singh Jajoria and Hemendra Singh. The fire started around 2 am. On hearing explosions, the local residents informed the police control room and fire department, but no one responded to the emergency calls for at least 1-2 hours. The fire tenders could have reached the spot within 15 minutes. The JMC administration has launched an enquiry into the incident and said that further action will be taken against those found negligent. The house number – 39 in Sector - 9  where the fire broke out belongs to Sanjeev Garg. Sanjeev was not home when the fire broke out. He and his wife were in Agra. They left for Jaipur after they were informed about the tragedy. His father, Mahendra Garg – an iron trader, Mahendra's two granddaughters Apurva and Arpita, one grandson and a nephew were killed in the fire, police officials said. Read more about the family: Jaipur: A family and its dreams that were charred to death in Vidhyadhar Nagar fire

First published: January 13, 2018