Indore: Over 40 tonnes of firecrackers stored in six warehouses in Hatod area will be destroyed. The warehouses belonged to owner of Dilip Fataka House in Ranipura where the fire mishap occurred.
In a major fire that occurred at the cracker shop in Ranipura on April 18, owner Gurvinder Singh Narang, his son Manpreet Singh and six others were died.
During the investigation of district administration found that Dilip Fataka House had six warehouses in Hotod area. A team of district administration led by SDM Hatod Ravish Shrivastava gained access to these godowns and found huge stock of crackers there. Explosive Act rules for storing firecrackers were not followed by the owner. The team sealed all the six warehouses on Monday.
Sources further said that as per rules of Explosive Act, in the event of licensee and his successor’s death, the warehouse licence will be automatically cancelled. Since owner Gurvinder Singh Narang, his son Manpreet Singh died in the fire incident, the licences of shop and godowns are cancelled automatically. Now, district administration will destroy the cracker stock, sources said.
Hatod SDM Ravish Shrivastava said “On the basis of Explosive Act, we would recommend the collector to destroy 40 tonne of crackers stored in the warehouses of Dilip Fataka House. The action will be done by Explosive Controller of the state.
Probe report likely to ready next week
A magisterial probe is being done into the Ranipura fire incident and report is likely to be ready by next week. ADM Shamim Uddin is conducting the probe.
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