- North Delhi mayor Preeti Aggarwal says "can't say anything"
- Ms Aggarwal says she has been quoted out of context
- Manoj Jain, owner of firm operating at warehouse, arrested
The North Delhi Mayor's remark assumes significance as the police, among other aspects, is looking into whether the firecracker packaging unit had the necessary permits as part of its investigation into the cause of the fire.
As the video was retweeted by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Ms Aggarwal, 42, said that she only meant that "we shouldn't say anything about such unfortunate incidents at this time". She also demanded an apology from the Chief Minister. "Is making a fake video viral and confusing the public fair? It's condemnable and I expect Arvind Kejriwal ji to apologise," she said.
"Preeti Aggarwal was just asking officials whom does the factory come under. The conversation is not clear, only 'ye factory' is clear. People are trying to make that fake video viral at a sad time just to blame the BJP," Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said.
Cops are also investigating the nature of the explosives used in the said firecrackers and whether Manoj Jain had the license to operate out of the building. Police said they were also investigating if firecrackers were being manufactured at the warehouse.
The police have filed cases including for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and negligence.
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