Case Booked Against Contractor Responsible For Jhabua Blast: A day after the powerful explosion which killed 89 in Jhabua, case was registered against the contractor who stored detonators illegally which caused the blast.
A case has been registered by Madhya Pradesh Police against local contractor Rajendra Kaswa of Petlawad, who stored a stockpile of gelatin rods illegally inside a building which has caused a powerful explosion in Petlawad-Thandla highway in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh, on Saturday taking away lives of 89 people and leaving more than 150 injured.
According to the sources Rajendra Kaswa has rented the building in order to run a agricultural product business five years ago. According to the official sources he stored gelatin inside the building illegally and it caused an explosion and he was absconding after the explosion.
Rajendra Kaswa was booked under 3/4 of Explosives Act and section 304 of IPC . The police have also sealed his residence in Jain colony in Petlavad and godowns owned by his four brothers.
Meanwhile the death toll continued to rise and the rescue operations were on to pull the bodies out of the debris. The injured in the explosion have been sent to the local hospitals nearby for immediate treatment and about 15 people condition was critical.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited the exploded site to review the resuce arrangements and talked to the locals about the situation.
He spoke to media saying “This is a tragic incident, which has shook me. The causes of the incident will be investigated.”
Chouhan has announced 200,000 rupees in compensation for the families of those killed and 50,000 for those injured.
Meanwhile the local residents protested against district administration for their negligence in not keeping a check on illegal material kept in the building.