Seven booked for explosion in Maharashtra factory

Thane (Maharashtra), March 23 (IANS) Police Saturday booked seven people for the explosion at a chemical factory in Boisar town of this Maharashtra district that left four people dead.

According to an official from Boisar police station, a first information report (FIR) has been registered against seven people.
“Those booked also include senior officers of the factory. They have been charged with sections related to negligence and other related offences,” the official told IANS.
However, no arrests have been made so far.
Four people were killed and 16 others injured Friday in the explosion that took place at the premises of Aarti Drugs, a unit of which produces methyl nitro imitazole. An entire building, housed in the premises had collapsed owing to the impact of the explosion.
Police said they are investigating the matter and efforts are underway to ascertain the exact cause of the explosion, which is said to be the result of a chemical reaction.
Those booked are joint managing director Archit Savla, directors Uday Patil and Harshad Shah, assistant production manager Popat Patel, operations manager P.K. Mishra, safety officer Jitendra Devra and works manager Sachin Poojari.
“Poojari was among those who died in the explosion,” the official said.