Fire at Chettiar Hall in Alwarpet; case of sabotage?

Was the fire that burnt a section of Chettiar Hall on TTK Road in Alwarpet early last Sunday a case of sabotage?

Local police seem to have arrived this motive after they picked up a man who was seen setting the fire after the police looked at images of a CCTV camera fitted in this place.

This man seems to have a motive – he was running a store on the ground floor of the Hall and was asked by the owner of the Hall to move to the first floor to make way for another business and he was irked, fearing loss in his business.

Police say the man assumed the fire would affect only a small section of the Hall but it engulfed a whole section of it right up to the third floor.

Fire tenders had rushed to the spot which is alongside the flyover near Narada Gana Sabha auditorium and put out the fire.


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Comments (2)


  1. Ashok says:

    The whole building was gross violation of corporation norms. There was no access to fire fighters on that night. The owner was selfish and did not leave space for even one bike. Corporation must ask the owner to demolish the building.

  2. Anon says:

    Ground floor was home products namely, mattresses and furnitures. The first floor had a shoe shop. The second and floor were exam centers for various online exams.

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