Surat fire: Police arrests owner of coaching center after blaze kills 20

Police have arrested the owner of the Surat coaching center in which a massive fire had erupted Friday claiming lives of 20 people, mostly teenage students. Two builders of the commercial Takshashila Complex in Sarthana area, the site of the inferno, are on the run, Surat Police Commissioner Satish Sharma told reporters Saturday.

"Police registered an FIR under various sections (of the Indian Penal Code) against three persons last night. They include two builders and the owner of the coaching class. We have arrested one person. 20 persons have so far died in the incident," he said. The accused coaching class owner has been identified as Bhargav Butani and the builders as Harshul Vekaria and Jignesh Paliwal.
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