Punjab Food, Civil, Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu and Industry and Commerce Minister Sunder Sham Arora visited and inspected the site in Baba Mukand Singh Nagar, Daba Road, Ludhiana, today, on Tuesday morning, where the roof of a three-storey auto part factory fell.
5 people died in that accident, while seven workers were injured.
The factory owner and contractor were illegally working with Jack to lift the lantern. He was accompanied by MLA Sanjay Talwar, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma, Commissioner of Police Rakesh Agarwal, Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, Municipal Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Sabharwal, Chairman Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation (PSIDC) KK Bawa and OSD of CMS Ankit Bansal.
Where Sundar Sham Arora described the incident as extremely unfortunate and tragic and said that all possible help is being provided to the affected families and other injured.
He said that if any government official was found negligent, he would not be spared. He said that the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has already announced a high level inquiry by the Patiala Divisional Commissioner and free treatment of injured workers besides compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the families of the deceased. The cabinet ministers appealed to the people not to risk anyone’s life for their vested interests and to seek permission from the concerned authorities besides working to ensure all safety standards during construction.
DC Varinder Kumar Sharma told both the ministers that since Monday morning, NDRF along with SDRF, MC, fire brigade and local police have worked tirelessly and rescued 36 workers. Five of them are undergoing treatment and two are in critical condition.
While others have been discharged. He said that two people in critical condition are undergoing treatment at SPS Hospital while three are undergoing treatment at Civil Hospital Ludhiana. Police Commissioner Rakesh Agarwal revealed that a case has been registered against the building owner and the contractor and teams are conducting raids to nab them.
ADC Amarjit Singh Bains, JCP Grameen Sachin Gupta, SDM Amarinder Singh and others were present on the occasion.