Kolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation Mayor and Fire Brigade minister Sovon Chatterjee has visited Bagri market on Monday afternoon. He took a tour to every corner of the area and interacted with the media.
He said that Chief Minister went in an administrative tour. But she is aware of every details and taking every whereabouts regarding the Bagri market fire incident. She is giving order after an assesment and everything is being conducted accordingly. Mayor also had a talk with the DG of fire brigade where he shared necessary advise on the situation.
Mayor has confirmed that fire fighters team has entered the second and third floor. The have cut out the grill to give water inside. Water spayring process is underway to put off each fire pockets. Another water spraying mechanism has been built from the behind of block-A. The back side of the building mainly in use to put off the fire pockets.
Mayor Sovon Chatterjee has confirmed that the fire would not spread anymore. The fire dousing work underway in the burnt area. Water spray underway in the burning areas.
The fire fighting work is being time taking as the area is highly congested and no minimum space has been left where people can move in the place. Few shops will be removed if necessary.
The fire brigade team trying to put off the fire as soon as possible. Allegeing the businessman of the area, he said, Bagri market did not maintain any rules of fire brigade, police, KMC, CESC. The basic arragements are not there inside the building.
Action will be taken against those who are involved in the incident after put off the fire. Legal action will be taken against them after the initial work gets over in the market area.
Questions are rising over the whereabouts of the Bagri market owners. It is
being alleged that they have fled to London. The police have started an investigation. On the other hand, the government has instructed the police to find out the owners within two days.
Market Business Samiti president Asutosh Singh said, “The fire broke out because of
the owner. Now they have fled.”
Who are the owners? Asutosh Singh informs, “Srimati Radha Bagree, Varun Bagree and
Monhanlal Bagree are the direct owners of the market. But did not see their faces
in the past one year. Associates are there, but that is their internal matter.
These three are the most important. But no one came after the fire broke out. I am
hearing now that they have fled.”