Goods worth lakhs gutted in fire in Govindura Industrial area


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Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal A massive fire broke out in the early morning hours on Tuesday gutted goods worth lakhs of rupees at a packaging material manufacturing unit in Govindpura Industrial Area after. It is believed the short-circuit caused the fire and it soon became out of control and more than two dozen fire tender vehicles took around 8 hours to pacify the fire. Fire tender officials told that it was a short circuit borne fire which engulfed the whole factory. Initially the fire tenders tried to pacify the fire but as the space was less for the water pipes one of the walls of the unit was broken which helped to control the fire rapidly.At around 12 noon the fire was controlled. The owner of the unit was not able to ascertain the loss in the fire as still smoke was still coming out of the unit. The unit is owned by Faizan a resident of Budhwara and an estimated loss in the fire was Rs 25 lakh. His relative Sohail Ali told that he used to shut the unit in the evening and received information on Tuesday morning that the fire broke at the unit. The fire broke out at around 3 am and was spotted by security guard of unit and fire brigade and police were informed. The security guard managed to remove more inflammable materials and goods. He also removed Oxygen cylinder. The factory owned machines and materials used for packaging which were gutted in fire. The most common pattern which is found after every incident of fire, no measures of fire safety were found at the unit.

Nearly Rs 30 lakh recovered from Logicash employees

Bagh Sewania police have recovered Rs 29,82,500 from two employees of Logicash Solutions Pvt. Ltd company who were involved in fraudulently taking Rs 83.81 lakh from 31 ATMs, said SP Rahul Kumar Lodha while speaking with media persons on Tuesday. SP Kumar said that the accused Pooran Pandey and Navneet Singh Arora were deployed as ‘Custodial’ with Logicash Solutions Pvt. Ltd and were assigned 31 ATMs of SBI and Bank of Baroda situated in the city. The two have used the money in purchasing property and assets which is under investigation.It was found that they used to live luxuriously using the money obtained fraudulently, he added. The fraud surfaced after surprise audit conducted at three SBI ATMs and which led to the revealing of the fraud and when other ATMs were audited the fraud turned to be massive scale. After the preliminary investigation the police have registered a case under section 420, 409, 468, 471, 34 and 120 B of the IPC and have started further investigation. Puran Pandey hails from Nepal and his father is supervisor with the MPCST. He left engineering after second year from SIRT College while Navneet Singh is a resident of Semra Kalan and done computer hardware course. The accused would deposit lesser amount and would feed the amount as per the details provided by the company after which receipt of the desired amount was collected by the two which was submitted with the company and they would escape with money.