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Massive fire erupts at Rohini court, fire tenders rushed to spot: Report

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: In yet another incident in Delhi after Mundka, massive fire erupts at Rohini court- Judges chamber no. 210, 2nd floor, around 11 am today on Wednesday, has been brought under control. Total 5 fire tenders were rushed to the site, according to Delhi Fire Department.

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The fire started in an air-conditioner in the room near the judges’ chamber. “A call regarding a fire at Rohini courtroom number 210 on the second floor was received at around 11:10 am after which five fire tenders were rushed to the spot,” Atul Garg, Director, Delhi Fire Service, said.

Atul Garg said that they received an information that a fire broke in room number 210 on the second floor of Rohini Court at around 11.10 am. Five fire tenders were sent to the spot. He said the fire started in an air conditioner in the room adjacent to the judges’ chamber. At present, there is news of the fire being brought under control.

On the other hand, the North Delhi Lawyers Association said in a statement that the regular incidents of fire in the court premises is a scary affair for all those who visit the courts including the petitioners, advocates and judges. Thousands of people’s lives are at stake due to these incidents.

Advocate Vineet Jindal, secretary of the lawyers’ union, said that each district court has its own maintenance committee and it is the responsibility of the fire department to check the functionalities of all equipment. The frequent incidents of fire in the court premises indicate that there is a need for special attention on fire safety in the courts, which is ignored.

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