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Officer booked for allegedly refusing to send fire engines

Press Trust of India  |  Palghar (Maharashtra) 

A fire has been booked for allegedly refusing to send fire engines after getting a call about a blaze in a chemicals factory, police said today.

A major fire broke out after an explosion inside a boiler of a in the district on Thursday night, in which three people were killed and 15 others injured.

"We have booked the fire S S Borkar of following a complaint by District Collector Prashant Narnawre," said in-charge Prakash Birajdar of station.

Birajdar said the did not send fire engines to the spot even after requests were made by the police control room.

According to Birajdar, the fire reportedly told police and officials of the Disaster Control Cell that he cannot send fire engines without permission of his seniors.

Meanwhile, has ordered an inqury into the incident and assured that the guilty will be punished.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 15:15 IST