Karnataka

HC notice on plea seeking inquiry into fire at air show

several vehicles of visitors at a parking area of the Aero India 2019 were burnt in an accidental fire at the Yelahanka Air Force station on February 23 this year.

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday ordered issue of notice to the State and Union governments on a PIL petition seeking a judicial inquiry into the incident in which several vehicles of visitors at a parking area of the Aero India 2019 were burnt in an accidental fire at the Yelahanka Air Force station on February 23 this year.

A vacation Division Bench comprising Justice H.T. Narendra Prasad and Justice Ashok S. Kinagi passed the order on the petition filed by Wg Cdr. G.B. Athri (retd) and another resident of Bengaluru.

Contending that the organisers of such a huge event and government authorities appear to have not taken precautions as per a guide on managing crowds at events and venues of mass gatherings issued by the National Disaster Management Authority for State governments and local authorities, the petitioners claimed that the State’s Emergency Services has not bothered to reply to the communications sent by the petitioners.

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