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Fire at Odisha hotelier’s house: Hard disc of CCTV sent to forensic lab


Bhubaneswar: Intensifying their probe into the devastating fire at residence of Pal Heights’ owner Satpal Singh on August 3 which killed five people, the Commissionerate of Police today seized the hard disc of the CCTV installed in the house.

The hard disc has been sent to the forensic laboratory to get crucial leads to ascertain the cause of the massive inferno.

According to reports, a team of police personnel and forensic department staff conducted a fresh investigation at the spot.

The team also questioned the family members about the tragedy which took place in the wee hours of August 3.

As the suspense over the incident refusing to die down, the cops suspect some tampering with the settings in date of the CCTV.

Speaking to reporters, Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrat Bhoi said, “We have sent the hard disk to forensic laboratory to retrieve data to get a clear picture about the sequence of events leading to a massive fire.”

Notably, Singh’s younger son Gaganpal Singh (39), his daughter-in-law Bhavna (38), granddaughter Suhavi (12), grandson Ruveer (4) and their minor domestic help, identified as Tanu Das, were killed in the fire mishap.