On Monday afternoon, 18 laborers were burnt to death in a massive fire at SVS Aqua Technologies Company in Urvade-Pirangut Industrial Area (MIDC) of Mulshi taluk (block) of Pune. 15 women laborers were among the dead. There is mourning and silence all around in the area due to this fire. The relatives of those who died in this accident have demanded that the culprits be punished at the earliest. Acting immediately on this demand, the police has arrested the owner of the company, Nikunj Shah. A case of culpable homicide has been registered against Nikunj Shah at Paud police station.
A case has been registered against the owners of the company Nikunj Bipin Shah, Bipin Jayantilal Shah, Keyur Bipin Shah on the basis of sections 304(2), 285, 286, 34 of the Indian Penal Law Code.
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A Few Days Ago There Was a Fire
After this accident on Monday, there is tremendous resentment among the relatives of the deceased. After the accident, some people told that eight days ago there was an incident of fire in a small part of the company. Should have been careful then. If attention had been paid then, such an accident would not have happened today. So many people would not have died. The relatives had demanded that a case of murder should be registered against the owners of the company.
Incident Will be Investigated
Meanwhile, the district administration has ordered an inquiry into this fire. Accordingly, a committee has been set up under the chairmanship of Sandesh Shirke, sub-divisional officer of Maval-Mulshi. The committee has been ordered to submit its report in the next two days. The state government has announced assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and Rs 2 lakh each by the central government. The central government has also announced 50-50 thousand help for the injured.