10 Oct 2018: Bhilai Steel Plant blast: CEO removed, two other officials suspended
Bhilai Steel Plant's CEO, M Ravi, was removed and two other senior officials, General Manager (Safety Department) T Pandya Raja and Deputy General Manager (Energy Department) Naveen Kumar, were suspended today, a day after a blast at the plant claimed 11 lives, all employees.
Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh informed this after visiting the injured employees at Jawahar Lal Nehru Hospital.
The explosion: Nine people dead, 14 others injured in the blast
Yesterday, nine people had died and 14 others were injured in the gas pipeline blast at the plant of the state-owned Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) in Chhattisgarh's Durg district.
Of the 14 injured people admitted to the burns unit of the Jawahar Lal Nehru Hospital, two succumbed yesterday late night, a Public Relations Officer of the Bhilai Steel Plant had said.
Action: Case will be registered, SAIL forms high-level panel
Earlier, Inspector General of Police (Durg Range) GP Singh had said that only after receiving the autopsy report of the deceased, a case under IPC Section 304 (A) (causing death by negligence) will be registered followed by an inquiry into the incident.
Meanwhile, Union MoS (Steel) Vishnudeo Sai had said that a four-member high-level committee was constituted by SAIL to probe the incident.