Harda Fire: 1.2 Lakh Kg Explosive Material Seized From Factory Owner Rajesh Agrawal, ₹18 Cr Confiscated

Harda Fire: 1.2 Lakh Kg Explosive Material Seized From Factory Owner Rajesh Agrawal, ₹18 Cr Confiscated

Rajesh Agrawal, who operated the factory filled with explosive materials, now faces severe consequences, including the confiscation of his vast wealth.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 04:09 PM IST
article-image

Harda (Madhya Pradesh): After a horrendous blast at Harda firecracker factory clamed a dozen lives, leaving atleast 200 injured, the authorities have confiscated Rs 18 crore from factory owner Rajesh Agrawal on Wednesday.

Also, it has seized 1.2 lakh kg explosive materials from the premises.

The market value of these materials is estimated to be in the millions. This seizure was crucial as it prevented a potential disaster, considering the presence of over 100 tons of explosive materials within the vicinity, which could have led to further devastating incidents.

The administration has taken strict measures against the main accused, Rajesh Agrawal, alias Raju. His properties in Harda, Khirkiya, and Handiya, including lands, vehicles, and shops, totaling to a value of 18 crore rupees, have been confiscated. Further inquiries into his assets in other districts are also underway.

Collector Aditya Singh said that the court has granted permission for the destruction of the confiscated firecracker materials, in accordance with the protocols supervised by experts from the NGT (National Green Tribunal) and Pollution Control Board. This decision ensures the safe disposal of the hazardous materials to prevent any potential harm to the environment and public safety.

RECENT STORIES

MP Weather Update: Light Rain Expected In Jabalpur, Bhind, Chhindwara & More; Temperature To Rise By...

MP Weather Update: Light Rain Expected In Jabalpur, Bhind, Chhindwara & More; Temperature To Rise By...

Bhopal Power Cut April 16: Power To Remain Disrupted In Geeta Nagar, Rachna Nagar And More; Check...

Bhopal Power Cut April 16: Power To Remain Disrupted In Geeta Nagar, Rachna Nagar And More; Check...

"Sankalp Patra Is In English As Well, He Can Read It": Cabinet Minister Prahlad Patel On Rahul...

MP: BJP's Bharat Singh Kushwah Files Nomination From Gwalior Lok Sabha Seat In Presence Of CM Yadav...

MP: BJP's Bharat Singh Kushwah Files Nomination From Gwalior Lok Sabha Seat In Presence Of CM Yadav...

MP Board Class 10, 12 Results: Check Date Here

MP Board Class 10, 12 Results: Check Date Here