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Owner of chemical firm booked for negligence after 2 workers burn to death

The company’s owner is yet to be arrested

mumbai Updated: Dec 01, 2016 12:12 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Hindustan Times
fire at chemical firm,Nedilex Company,MIDC fire
It took five hours to douse the fire at the company.(Picture for representation)

The Taloja police booked the owner and the management of Nedilex Company in MIDC after two of their workers were burnt to death on the premises on Wednesday evening.

A massive fire broke out at the company around 4.30 pm and soon engulfed the building. Sanjay Gupta, 28, and Akhilesh Singh, 25, got trapped in the blaze and died.

However, no one was aware of this until the fire was doused, almost five hours later. The charred bodies of the two employees were found during cooling operations.

Both were natives of Uttar Pradesh and stayed at a rented house in Panvel.

The owner and the management have been booked under sections 304a (causing death by negligence), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others), 285 (negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible matter) and 287 (negligent conduct with respect to machinery) of the Indian Penal Code.

“The owner, Atik Badshah, is yet to be arrested. We have summoned him for interrogation,” said Mashindranath Shedge, police sub inspector from the Taloja police station.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

First Published: Dec 01, 2016 12:12 IST