· ANNOUNCES RS. 3 LAKH FOR NEXT OF KIN OF DECEASED & RS. 50,000 FOR INJURED
CHANDIGARH, DECEMBER 19: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered a detailed enquiry to ascertain the cause of the blast that took place in a match-making factory in Industrial Growth Centre at Mansa Road, Bathinda, which left one person dead and one critically injured.
The Chief Minister has also announced ex-gratia of Rs. 3 lakh for the next of the kin of the deceased, identified as Harish Kumar, a junk dealer, and Rs 50,000 for the injured.
The Chief Minister has also directed the Deputy Commissioner Bathinda to ensure the best possible treatment, free of cost, to the injured Raj Kumar.
In his directive, Captain Amarinder Singh has asked the DC to ensure a thorough probe into the incident to ascertain the cause of the explosion and suggest remedial measures to prevent recurrence of such incidents in the future.
Acting swiftly on the directives of the CM, the Deputy Commissioner Bathinda has entrusted the task of enquiry to Additional District Magistrate.
The Chief Minister has also extended his sympathies to the families of the victims.