Three officials of the Bhilai
Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh were arrested Friday in connection
with the blast at the plant which had claimed 14 lives last
An explosion had occurred in a gas pipeline at the
plant of the state-owned Steel Authority of India Limited
(SAIL) in Durg districts Bhilai town, 30 km from Raipur, on
on October 8.
been booked for allegedly overlooking safety standards and not
assessing possible hazards.
Police on Friday arrested then general manager (coke
oven) GVS Subramaniam, deputy general manager (energy) Naveen
Kumar and manager (safety and fire department) P Pandya Raja,
said Durg Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Shukla.
All three were immediately released on bail as the
offences are bailable, he said.
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