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Shital Fibres: Jalandhar DC submits inquiry report

An inquiry report of the Shital Fibres collapse,which killed 23 labourers and left over 60 injured,was submitted by Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner SR Ladhar to Punjab Chief Secretary Rakesh Singh on Monday

Written by Anju Agnihotri Chaba | Jalandhar | Published: June 27, 2012 3:26:44 am

An inquiry report of the Shital Fibres collapse,which killed 23 labourers and left over 60 injured,was submitted by Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner SR Ladhar to Punjab Chief Secretary Rakesh Singh on Monday. The report revealed that Shital Vij had committed several irregularities while running the industrial unit.

The report has raised fingers at various departments,including Factory Department,District Industry Centre,Punjab Small Industries and Exports Corporation (PSIEC),State Power Corporation and Jalandhar MC for not paying heed to the violations at the unit.

The report pointed out that the factory department had filed six criminal complaints against Vij and his son after the collapse,but action was supposed to be taken when the irregularities was being committed at the unit.

The Industry Department has been accused of not checking the building norms.

The irregularities committed by PSIEC in checking the plan and other documents related to construction was also pointed out.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had ordered the inquiry on April 17 which was to be completed in 21 days. CM had also announced to conduct a state-wide safety audit of industrial units. All the three inquiries in this case have been completed. Earlier,the technical enquiry,which was conducted by a three-member committee,and the police inquiry report conducted by Jalandhar Police were submitted.

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