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Shital's son more worried about blankets

punjab Updated: Apr 19, 2012 20:11 IST
Rajeev Bhaskar

Even as hundreds of personnel of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Army, police and volunteers of Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) worked round the clock to rescue workers trapped under the debris, one person was found instructing his employees to collect and stock the blankets strewn at the ill-fated unit.

Abhishek, son of collapsed building owner Shital Vij, had engaged a strong force of factory employees to stock the blankets properly, lest they got destroyed during the rescue operation.

Abhishek along with Shital Fibers technical in-charge and a Korean national Lee were seen supervising employees if they were collecting each and every piece of blanket thrown out of the debris by the rescue team.

With no visible remorse, Abhishek was seen smiling in conversation with police officials.

An NDRF personnel said that when he questioned Lee as to why he had not sent factory employees for rescue efforts, Lee allegedly said that the entire staff was busy collecting blankets to ensure they were not taken away by people.

Meanwhile, Pendu Mazdur Union state general secretary Kashmir Singh said that Abhishek's conduct showed how serious he was about the tragedy, in which 19 workers had been killed so far and several others feared trapped.

"Such inhuman approach of his is highly condemnable and deplorable," Singh remarked, while demanding adequate compensation to the kin of victims by the industrialist.