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MP government constituted one-member commission to probe Petlawad explosion incident

Sep 16, 2015 09:09 IST

Madhya Pradesh government on 15 September 2015 constituted a one-member commission to probe the Petlawad explosion incident in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh. Retired High Court judge Justice Aryendra Kumar Saxena is the chairman of the Commission.

The commission’s headquarters will be at Indore and will to submit its report in 3 months.

The Commission will find out, among other things, the circumstances under which the explosion took place. It will also find that who was responsible for the incident and whether the landlord or the tenant had the license to store or use explosives.

The Commission will also find out if any complaint against illegal storage of explosives in the building had been filed in the past and what action was taken on it. It will also suggest the ways to prevent such incidents in future.

Petlawad explosion
At least 89 people were killed and nearly 100 injured after a massive blast caused by mining gelatin stored in a building ripped through a crowded area in Petlawad town in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh on 12 September 2015.
 
The cause of the explosion was attributed to stored explosives that detonated, along with a cooking gas cylinder.

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