Investigation Underway After Tragic Fire at Rajkot Gaming Zone
Investigation Underway After Tragic Fire at Rajkot Gaming Zone

RAJKOT: A team from the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) conducted an investigation on Monday at TRP Game Zone in Rajkot, where a massive fire claimed the lives of 27 people the day before.

An FIR has been filed against six individuals, including TRP Game Zone owner Yuvraj Hari Singh Solanki and manager Nitin Jain, at Rajkot Taluka Police Station, according to officials.

The FSL team was observed collecting samples from the charred debris of the building. They are collaborating with the police to gather all scientific evidence swiftly, aiming to complete the investigation and file a charge sheet in the case.

Both the owner and the manager of the gaming zone have been arrested and will be produced in court today.

Rajkot Police Commissioner Raju Bhargava stated in a press conference on Sunday, "A case under IPC sections 304, 308, 337, 338, and 114 has been registered against six people, out of which two are in custody."

The commissioner further informed that a nine-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed to look into the case, with additional police teams working diligently to apprehend the remaining accused.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the fire might have started due to some ongoing fabrication work in the gaming zone, where inflammable materials were stored.

"According to the preliminary investigation, some fabrication work was happening there. There were many inflammable materials, and the fire occurred possibly because of welding activity," said the police commissioner.

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, accompanied by Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi, visited the Rajkot TRP gaming zone on Sunday to assess the situation and meet with the injured at Rajkot's Giriraj Hospital.

Following the tragic incident, all gaming zones in Vadodara were inspected and temporarily shut down, as confirmed by an official.

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