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Rajkot gaming zone fire: CCTV footage reveals origin of fire | Watch Video

Yuvraj Singh Solanki, the owner of the gaming zone, and Nitin Jain, his manager, have been taken into custody by the police on a number of counts, including culpable homicide.

Written by  Annesha Barua -- May 27th 2024 10:17 AM
Rajkot gaming zone fire: CCTV footage reveals origin of fire | Watch Video

Rajkot gaming zone fire: CCTV footage reveals origin of fire | Watch Video

PTC News Desk: A CCTV camera clip has surfaced, revealing how the fire started while welding, two days after a huge fire at the TRP Game Zone in Rajkot, Gujarat, claimed the lives of 27 people, including four children.

A large fire can be seen burning in a 40-second video that the news agency PTI posted. The fire was surrounded by extremely flammable materials. Several persons were observed attempting to remove the combustible things from the fire as it started.


According to reports, fuel, tires, fiberglass blinds, and thermocol sheet partitions—some of which were for go-karting at the gaming zone—were retained at the location, creating an exceptionally flammable atmosphere.

At the time of the event, the police claim that the gaming zone lacked the necessary fire safety clearance from the municipal corporation of the city. Although the owners of the gaming zone had billed the police for fire safety equipment and stated that they had installed it on the property, Rajkot Commissioner of Police (CP) Raju Bhargav stated that the process of obtaining the required Fire NOC (No Objection Certificate) was in progress but had not yet been finished.

Under a number of charges, the police have detained Yuvraj Singh Solanki, the owner of the gaming zone, and Nitin Jain, his manager.

Sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), and 114 (abettor present when offense is committed) of the Indian Penal Code have also been the subject of a formal complaint filed against four additional accused.

The four other accused are still being sought after, according to the police

The identification process for the victims is now in progress. It has been reported that 25 of the 27 victims had names. At least four of the total victims are younger than twelve years old. Only two kids have been identified thus far, though.

SIT must turn in a report in three days

In order to look into the occurrence, the state government assembled a five-person SIT. The chief fire officer in Ahmedabad, JN Khadia; the commissioner of technical education, BN Pani; the superintending engineer of the roads and buildings department, MB Desai; and the director of the forensic science laboratory, HP Sanghvi, are the members of the team. Subhash Trivedi, the assistant director general of police, is leading the team.

In a Sunday meeting with the Rajkot municipal administration, the five-person team was instructed to turn in the incident's preliminary report within three days.

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- With inputs from agencies

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