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Modi rally in Aligarh: Minor fire after short-circuit below PM's stage


Aligarh (UP), Apr 14: Three persons including an electrical contractor were booked on Sunday for "negligence" after a short circuit caused a minor fire under the stage on which Prime Minister Narendra Modi was delivering his speech in Aligarh.

File photo of PM Modi addressing a rally

Senior superintendent of police Akash Kulhari said, “The wiring of air-conditioning circuit got overheated and accidentally caught fire.”

He said the security staff immediately doused the fire before any damage could be done.

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The prime minister's continued his speech uninterrupted while the security personnel tackled the mishap without anyone knowing about it, he said, adding an enquiry has been ordered.


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