09 November, 2007
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The administration had selected this open space keeping in possibility of such incidents.
Deputy commissioner Mr. V. Umashankar dared to reach the spot within minutes even in the face of possibility of public outrage. SP Mr. Vikas Arora also reached the spot to take charge of the situation. Although there was raising of slogans by the public against administrative failure, but both the senior officers along with City Magistrate, SDM and other officers did their best to control the situation.
The fire which had reportedly started off following the demonstration of a cracker by a seller, gutted all the stalls in no time in a chain reaction of explosives caught fire one after another.