Deonar fire: Two accused sent to police custody till Apr.25

Mumbai : A Mumbai Court on Saturday sent the two accused, who were arrested today, in connection with the Deonar dumping ground fire case to police custody till April 25.

The Deonar police had last week arrested nine scrap dealers in connection with the January 28 and March 20 blazes at Deoanar dumping ground in Mumbai.

Massive fire at Deonar dumping ground in January this year had created a thick blanket of smog over neighbouring areas causing serious health issues to residents, while a fresh fire broke out there last month.

The first fire, which broke out on January 28 at around 3 a.m., forced the schools to remain shut and was extinguished on February 5.

The second fire broke out on March 20 in which the smoke spread to the adjoining suburbs and fire fighters were deployed at the spot till April 2. (ANI)