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PTI Raipur
Updated: 30-11-2018 23:51 IST

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.

Four officials of the energy management department had

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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