Punjab

BATALA CRACKER FACTORY BLAST, 19 KILLED, 27 INJURED: CM ORDERS MAGISTERIAL PROBE. ANNOUNCES EX-GRATIA

September 04, 2019 09:08 PM

Chandigarh/Batala (Face2News)

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the Batala firecracker factory blast that killed 19 people and left 27 injured.

ADC (Batala) has been asked to conduct the inquiry into the tragic incident.

On direction from Captain Amarinder Singh Rural Development and Panchayats Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa rushed  to the spot to oversee the relief and rescue operations.

The Chief Minister has announced an ex-gratia grant of Rs. 2 lac for the kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 for the seven severely injured, who were referred to Amritsar Medical College. He has announced Rs. 25,000 for those with minor injuries.

The Chief Minister has announced an ex-gratia grant of Rs. 2 lac for the kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 for the seven severely injured, who were referred to Amritsar Medical College. He has announced Rs. 25,000 for those with minor injuries.

Capt Amarinder also directed both the Civil and Police administration of district Gurdaspur to extend all possible help to the victims’ families in this hour of grief. He also directed the Deputy Commissioner, Gurdaspur, to provide the best possible treatment to the injured free of cost, besides asking SSP Batala to supervise the evacuation operations being carried out by the NDRF teams. 

The Cabinet Minister, Punjab, Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has expressed shock and grief over the tragic incident at Batala.   

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