AHMEDABAD: A day after 12 labourers died when part of a godown right here collapsed following an explosion, the Ahmedabad police on Thursday summoned the godown proprietor and his tenant who had saved chemical drums there which brought on the blast.
A police group together with forensic consultants additionally went to the spot within the morning to gather samples.
Deputy Commissioner of Police A M Muniya mentioned an FIR will likely be registered after an intensive probe into the incident.
Twelve labourers, together with 5 girls, had been killed and 10 others had been injured after a portion of the godown situated on Pirana-Piplaj street on the town’s outskirts collapsed on Wednesday morning following a strong explosion.
Major investigation revealed that one Buta Bharwad owned this premises having a number of godowns separated with partitions.
He gave these godowns on hire to a number of events, the police official mentioned.
A small portion of the godown was given on hire to at least one Hetal Sutariya, proprietor of chemical buying and selling agency Sahil Enterprise, he mentioned.
“Sutariya had saved numerous hazardous chemical compounds, together with hydrogen peroxide, in his rented godown. It’s suspected that the explosion occurred when some mixing course of was happening,” the official mentioned.
The explosion destroyed three to 4 adjoining godowns the place labourers had been packing textiles and clothes, the police official mentioned.
“We’ve initiated an in depth probe into the incident and began preliminary questioning of Sutariya and Bharwad. The police will lodge an FIR after completion of the investigation,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, a group of the town’s Narol police, who’ve began questioning Bharwad and Sutariya, reached the spot on Thursday morning with forensic consultants for gathering samples, police inspector S A Gohil mentioned.
After the incident, the Gujarat authorities on Wednesday introduced an ex-gratia compensation of Rs four lakh to the kin of every deceased.
Nonetheless, relations of the victims are usually not happy with the announcement and have determined to not declare the our bodies, at present saved on the civic-run VS Hospital right here.
“I misplaced my son on this explosion. He needed to financially assist the household. What’s going to do with Rs four lakh? The federal government should give Rs 20 lakh as compensation and ebook these chargeable for the tragedy,” a relative of one of many victims instructed reporters.