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Kerala fire: Court grants bail to all 41 accused

The Kerala High Court Today Granted Bail To All 41 Accused After Three Months Of The Fire Tragedy At The Puttingal Devi Temple Because Police Failed To File The Chargesheet Within 90-day Deadline. The Tragedy Was One Of The Worst To Hit Kerala; At Least 107 Persons Were Killed And Close To 400 Injured.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pankaj Samantray | Updated on: 11 Jul 2016, 01:47:22 PM

New Delhi :

The Kerala High court today granted bail to all 41 accused after three months of the fire tragedy at the Puttingal Devi temple because police failed to file the chargesheet within 90-day deadline. The tragedy was one of the worst to hit Kerala; at least 107 persons were killed and close to 400 injured.  

The mishap happened on April 10 as sparks from fireworks fell on the storeroom 'Kambapura' and the crackers kept there exploded. The blaze spread quickly trapping devotees within the complex.

 Earlier, the Court had refused to grant bail to all accused including the temple trust officials. The judge had observed that Kerala has developed a very unhealthy cultural practice during the ceremony.

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First Published : 11 Jul 2016, 01:11:00 PM