Bhubaneswar inferno: SUM Hospital owner Manoj Naik arrested

Bhubaneswar (Odisha): Manoj Naik, owner of Bhubaneswar’s SUM Hospital, where 21 people were killed in a massive fire, was arrested by the state police this morning.

He was arrested after he surrendered at the Khandagiri Police Station in Bhubaneswar. The police had earlier issued a look-out notice against Naik and his wife Saswati Das to prevent them from fleeing the country.

Both of them were on the run since the major fire broke out at their healthcare unit killing patients on Monday.

In another instance, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Black Money directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to examine the financial transactions of Naik’s institutions.

SIT Vice Chairman Arijit Pasayat has directed the state DGP to extend all cooperation to the ED in its investigation with regard to the hospital’s financial transactions.

The state government has filed two FIRs and police have arrested four employees of the hospital in connection with the fire mishaps. (ANI)