7-member BBMP team to probe fire incident

A seven-member inquiry team has been constituted to look into the case and submit a report shortly. Soon after the incident, officers from the Electrical Inspectorate of the State government visited the spot to assess the damage and find out if a short circuit was the reason for the fire. The Inspectorate is supposed to submit its report on Monday.

Prof Jayaramaiah, a senior scientist from the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), visited the spot along with his team on Sunday. He is learnt to have given a preliminary assessment of the case, but a detailed probe report will be submitted in the next three or four days.

Palike Commissioner Siddaiah said the FSL team would find out whether it was an accident or act of sabotage. “If the probe confirms it was a sabotage, then it will give us information as to which inflammable substance was used to set the files on fire,” said Siddaiah.

Misconceptions

There is gross misconception about the probe into the multi-crore fake bill scam, Siddaiah said.

Siddaiah said: “Some people have misgivings about the probe, that it is based on Assembly constituencies. It is based on BBMP divisions.”

In view of the apprehensions expressed by the Opposition members that the scam may have taken place in all the constituencies of the City, the commissioner said he could not really say it had happened in all the places.

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