January 23, 2021

Gujarat: Terapassi caught fire, no casualties

Issued by: Express News Service | Mohali |

December 14, 2020 2:01:55 AM


Authorities said the exact cause of the fire was not yet known, but it is suspected that the fire was caused by a short circuit.

A polymer factory was demolished early Sunday morning in a fire in Terabass. No casualties were reported in the blaze, which broke out at 5:30 p.m. It took the fire brigade four hours to control the fire. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined.

Fifteen fire tenders from Terabassi, Zirakpur and Mohali were put under service at the factory, Rithi Siddhi Polymer Factory, however, several lakhs worth of raw materials were removed.

Authorities said the exact cause of the fire was not yet known, but it is suspected that the fire was caused by a short circuit.

Deputy Fire Officer Baljeet Singh said they received information about the incident around 5.30 am, following which 15 fire tenders were put under service and the fire was brought under control after a four-hour struggle. “Despite the efforts of the fire department, we had to call fire tenders from other stations as the fire engulfed the entire factory premises. The factory was cut off, however, no one was injured in the incident,” he said.

The fire department also launched an investigation into the fire safety system at the factory.

Mohali: One person was killed and another arrested in a drunken fight

Mohali: A man was killed on the night of December 12/13 in Thapriyan village of Mehrampur near Majri constituency. Police arrested one person in connection with the crime, and two of the accused are said to have fled.

The victim has been identified as Avtar Singh, a resident of Thapriyan village in Mehrampur. He was an autorickshaw driver and died in his autorickshaw with injuries to his body.

A dispute between the victim and the accused is said to be the cause of the murder.

Harbir Kaur, wife of the victim Avtar, said in her complaint that her husband had told her that he was with accused Gulbir Singh, who was running a shop in the village.

“My husband was drinking with Gulbir and two others. He called me to say he was with Gulbir, but he did not return home even early in the morning. At first I thought he might have slept in the auto, but when he did not return home, I started looking for him. Then I was told that

His body was found in an auto near Gulbir’s sale, ”said Harbir Kaur.

She said her husband had multiple bruises on his body. “Gulbir and his two accomplices killed my husband,” he alleged.

Gujbir Singh and his two accomplices were prosecuted by the police at the Majri police station under sections 302 (murder) and 34 (acts committed by several persons for public purpose) identified as Jasbir Singh and Koki. ENS

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