Hotel Arpit Palace Owner Arrested

Rakesh Goel, the owner of Hotel Arpit Palace which claimed 17 lives due to the massive fire in hotel premises, was arrested by Delhi Police at IGI Airport.

The Crime Branch made the arrest from the IGI airport on Saturday after the Delhi Police received a tip off that Rakesh Goel was travelling from Qatar by Indigo flight 6E 1702, they said.

The immigration officials were alerted as a look-out circular (LOC) was issued against him. On his arrival, he was detained and handed over to the Crime Branch. Rakesh Goel was arrested after brief questioning, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rajesh Deo said. He will be presented in court on Sunday.

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