Published On : Tue, Dec 6th, 2016

Nitika Pharma Tragedy : MD, 2 Sr. Managers arrested, granted bail

whatsapp-image-2016-12-02-at-10-54-06-pmNagpur: Investigations accelerated in the deadly fire that broke out at Nitika Pharmaceuticals claiming 2 lives and injured 19 others. Police have arrested managing director along with two senior managers of the company, however all the three were later granted bail by the court.

The managing director Ravleen Khurana was arrested along with senior manager (operations) Deepak Rathod and senior manager (maintenance) Prashant Subhedar on Monday morning. The bail was furnished with a personal bond of Rs15,000 each.

Senior police inspector GM Mujawar from Yashodhara Nagar police station informed that that the trio was booked under section 304-A (causing death by negligence), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) read with section 34 of the Indian Penal Code.

Mujawar said that the offence was registered on the basis of a complaint lodged by Ashish Pankule after his brother Sandip succumbed to burn injuries sustained in the devastating fire that took place on Friday night.

Subsequently, the police also approached the Nagpur Municipal Corporation, its fire department and Nagpur Improvement Trust and sought their opinion, said Mujawar. Already, the police have sought expert opinion by approaching directorate of industrial safety (DIS) and health and joint directorate (boilers).