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SDM orders closure of Grasim factories

IN AN unexpected development, Sub- Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Sanjana Jain on Friday ordered the immediate closure of production at the chemical division of the Grasim Industries Limited and Gwalior Chemicals Limited of Nagda.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2006 12:28 IST

IN AN unexpected development, Sub- Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Sanjana Jain on Friday ordered the immediate closure of production at the chemical division of the Grasim Industries Limited and Gwalior Chemicals Limited of Nagda.

The orders are issued under Section 133 of the CrPC after complaints that pollution of the factories is creating unhealthy atmosphere in the vicinity. The interim orders would be binding till the final disposal of the petition.

...faces transfer 

MEANWHILE, THE State government has transferred Sanjana Jain to Khandwa. Her transfer is being seen as a fallout of the order pertaining to closure of production. However, Collector Mandloi maintained that transfer orders were issued on 24 January and the SDM was subsequently directed to relieve the charge.

She has been sent to Khandwa on attachment basis for two months for the ongoing land acquisition drive for the Onkareshwar Power project. Contrary to Collector statement, SDM Sanjana Jain denied receiving any such order.

"I am listening this from you" she told this correspondent on phone . The NSUI has given a call for Ujjain bandh for tomorrow in protest against removal of the SDM.

According to information, the Sarpanch of village Azimabad Pardi, Kanchan Bai had filed the petition in the SDM court that water in the village has become unhygienic for human consumption as well as for animals due to the chemicals emanating from these factories.

The land has turned barren due to acid and other chemicals of the factory, it added. Although, the case was under hearing for the last few years, the petitioner a few days back requested for the issuance of an interim order.