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Fire at Karol Bagh hotel: Delhi court sends 2 men to 2-day police custody

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A court Wednesday sent two men, arrested in connection with a massive fire at area, to two-day police custody.

allowed the custodial interrogation of and till February 15.

The court directed police to not torture the accused during remand.

"In view of the facts and circumstances and considering that the crucial documents for the purpose of effective investigation are to be collected at the instance of accused persons, two days police custody of accused persons and is hereby granted subject to medical examination of the accused after every 24 hours as per guidelines," the court said.

A massive fire engulfed in central Delhi's area in the early hours of Tuesday, killing 17 people, including two people who jumped off the building in a desperate bid to save themselves.

The hotel's general manager, Rajender, and manager, Vikas, were arrested for culpable homicide, police said.

The hotel owner, Shardendu Goel, has been absconding since the incident, they said.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 19:25 IST