The owner of the building in Hyderabad, where a fire claimed nine lives on Monday, is now under police surveillance. Identified as Ramesh Jaiswal, he is currently under observation at a private hospital in Lakdikapul.

The authorities plan to arrest him once he recovers, according to Hyderabad City Police Commissioner Sandeep Shandilya.

Ramesh Jaiswal was charged under Sections 304 (ii) (Culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 285 (Negligent conduct with respect to fire), 286 (Negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance) of the IPC and Section 9B (possession of explosive material in contravention of rules) of the Explosive Substances Act based on a complaint lodged by family members of the victims.