Lucknow hotel tragedy: Uttar Pradesh CM orders action against officials

The 19 people are accused of irregularities and negligence in the report submitted by a high-level inquiry committee set up by the State government

September 11, 2022 09:17 am | Updated 11:58 am IST - Lucknow

 Fire personnel trying to dose the fire that broke out at Hotel Levana, Hazratganj area, in Lucknow on September 5, 2022

Fire personnel trying to dose the fire that broke out at Hotel Levana, Hazratganj area, in Lucknow on September 5, 2022 | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena

Taking cognisance of a probe report into the death of four people in a blaze at a hotel here, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered action against 19 current and former officials.

The 19 people are accused of irregularities and negligence in the report submitted by a high-level inquiry committee set up by the State government to probe into the tragedy that took place in Hazratganj area on Monday.

A spokesperson said on Saturday that the Chief Minister gave the instructions after receiving the report of Lucknow Commissioner of Police SB Shiradkar and Divisional Commissioner Roshan Jacob.

The spokesman said departmental action, including suspension, will be taken against officials of the Departments of Home, Energy, Appointment and Personnel, Housing and Urban Planning and Excise.

The official said action will also be taken against those who retired according to prevailing rules.

Four people were killed and 10 others injured in the fire at Hotel Levana Suits on Monday. Police registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and attempt to murder against the hotel owners and the general manager. Three people have been arrested in the case so far.

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