Fires are on the rise in Delhi. After the massive fire in Mundka, news arrives today that a fire broke out today near the judges’ chamber on the second floor of Rohini Court in the nation’s capital, officials said. No injuries have been reported so far.
The fire started in an air conditioner in the room near the judges’ chamber. “A call about a fire in courtroom number 210 at Rohini on the second floor was received around 11:10 a.m. after which five firefighters were dispatched to the scene,” said Atul Garg, director of the Delhi Fire Department.
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Atul Garg said he received a report that a fire broke out in room number 210 on the second floor of Rohini Court at around 11:10 a.m. Five firefighters were dispatched to the scene. He said the fire started in an air conditioner in the room adjacent to the judges’ chamber. At present, news indicates that the fire is under control.
A fire that broke out at Rohini Court – Judges’ Chamber no. 210, 2nd floor, around 11 a.m. today, was brought under control. A total of 5 firefighters have been dispatched to the site: Delhi Fire Department
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On the other hand, the North Delhi Lawyers Association said in a statement that regular fires at court premises are a scary affair for all who visit the courts, including petitioners, lawyers and judges. Thousands of lives are at stake because of these incidents.
Lawyer Vineet Jindal, secretary of the lawyers’ union, said each district court has its own maintenance committee and it is the responsibility of firefighters to check the functionality of all equipment. The frequent fires in the court premises indicate the need to pay special attention to fire safety in the courts, which is ignored.
(With PTI inputs)