Delhi HC gives more time to file reply on action taken against illegal hotels, restaurants
This came after the counsel for the respondents sought more time from the court to file the reply. During the previous hearing, the court had sought a response from Delhi government and all three municipal corporations regarding action taken against illegal hotels and guesthouses in the city.
The petition, filed by Arpit Bhargawa, an advocate, sought direction to respondents to fix the accountability of the officials, and their negligence, which resulted in the death of 17 people in a fire at Arpit Palace at Karol Bagh.
The FIR filed by the Delhi Police in Hotel Arpit fire case had pointed towards various lapses in running the hotel.
Delhi's Chief Fire officer Atul Garg, while speaking to ANI, had said: Most of deaths occurred due to smoke. Every building needs an NOC. After the NOC is granted, we conduct the inspection. If everything is all right, then NOC is valid for a period of three years.