The Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) has suspended the licenses of Rajasthan Explosives and Chemicals Limited, Dholpur, pending investigation into the missing explosive trucks.
According to Dholpur collector Sarawan Kumar, the PESO headquarters in Nagpur suspended all the licenses of RECL on Saturday. Licences of six other companies in India were also suspended by PESO.
“All four licenses of RECL have been suspended. Usual suspension period is 90 days but the time period has not been specified in this case,” he said.
The licenses are related to the chemicals manufactured at the unit. A separate license is given for each chemical manufactured at the unit. RECL manufactures fuses, fuse wires, detonators and explosives gel.
Kumar said there has been a previous instance of RECL’s licenses being revoked.
RECL is at the centre of the controversy after trucks carrying explosives went missing.