The Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested two owners of a cold storage located in Sambhal district, whose roof had collapsed, killing 14 people. Sambhal District Magistrate Manish Bansal told PTI on Saturday, “The owners of the cold storage, Ankur Agarwal and Rohit Agarwal, have been arrested from Haldwani (Uttarakhand district).” In this incident of falling, 14 people have died and 10 people have been rescued safely.
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The District Magistrate told that four people are undergoing treatment in a hospital in Moradabad, while six have been discharged. Sambhal is about 158 km from Delhi and 350 km from state capital Lucknow. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who came on an official visit to Moradabad on Friday, also went to the hospital where the injured are being treated. Yogi met the injured and inquired about their well being and gave necessary guidelines to the officials.
The Chief Minister has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in the accident and Rs 50,000 each to the seriously injured. He has also directed to provide free treatment to those injured in the accident. The Chief Minister has constituted a committee to investigate this incident of roof collapse.
Earlier, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Shalabh Mathur had told that a case has been registered against cold storage owners Ankur Aggarwal and Rohit Aggarwal on charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
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