Published On : Sun, Jun 9th, 2013
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Neco management, officials booked under culpable homicide section of IPC

In legal parlance, if death is the likely result of an act, it will be culpable homicide not amounting to intentional murder. The MIDC police have also slapped various other offences under Sections 337, 338, 34 of IPC. An explosion had occurred in the furnace of company’s steel plant killing one man and causing severe burn injuries to dozens of other labourers.

 Nagpur News: The MIDC police have booked Jaiswal’s Neco Industries Limited management and other higher officials of the company under various sections for culpable homicide and other offences. The police took the action after considering a grave safety lapse on the part of the management thereby causing death of a labour and serious burn injuries to dozens of other man force.

It may be recalled that an explosion occurred in the furnace of the company’s plant due to leakage in the HDT-3 section of the furnace and the wire coils coming in contact with water. The chain reaction triggered a big blast and the red-hot lava trapped many labourers inflicting them with severe burn injuries. The men were rushed to the Swastik Hospital in serious condition. However, one labour succumbed to the burn injuries.

According to police, the management and other officials selectively neglected the safety aspect by neither providing safety gears to the men working in the furnace department nor took measures to avert such kind of tragedies. The utter irresponsible actions on the part Jaiswal’s Neco Industries Limited were enough for MIDC Police Station PSI Bondse to book the management and other company officials under Section 304(A) for culpable homicide (in legal parlance, if death is the likely result of an act, it will be culpable homicide not amounting to intentional murder. Culpable homicide is a less serious offence than murder). The police have also slapped various other offences against the Jaiswal’s Neco Industries Limited management and officials under Sections 337, 338, 34 of IPC. The PSI is probing the matter further.