The Mumbai Fire Brigade has issued a show cause notice to the patriarchs of the Kapoor family after a massive fire engulfed the iconic RK studios in Chembur, Mumbai recently. The iconic costumes of Raj Kapoor, several memorabilia from earlier RK films and the stage one of the studio has been completely gutted.
The Kapoor’s have been asked to respond to the show cause notice within 15 days or face further action from the Fire Department. The notice was issued to them for improper fire safety arrangements and for endangering lives of people, in the recent fire that took place at the iconic RK Studio.
The Fire department has also revoked the license issued to them earlier with immediate effect basically shutting down business at the premises temporarily. Chief fire officer Prabhat Rahangdale said, "A provisional NOC was issued in 2014, and it is that NOC which has been revoked now."
The fire brigade had found out in its investigation that the cause of fire was short-circuit. No life was lost in the incident, but in its investigation the fire department found a non-functional and outdated fire system at the studio. Smoke detectors and sprinklers were not installed. It was due to this, the fire in the studio spread rapidly and could not be controlled
"Under the Maharastra Fire Prevention and Life Safety Measures Act 2006, the owners of the studio are liable to say why they should not be prosecuted for endangering the lives of people, which is why a show cause notice has been sent to them," said Rahangdale.
The incident of the massive fire occurred on September 26, this year.